Analysis of radial forearm free flaps in 37 consecutive cases

Analysis of radial forearm free flaps in 37 consecutive cases Thirty-seven radial forearm free flap transfers have been performed in a three year period. The results obtained have proven that the radial forearm free flap, a pioneer in free flaps, is going to keep its useful position in reconstructive procedures. Out of 37 cases there was only one total flap loss (2.7%). Other complications experienced arose from the donor site; two partial skin graft losses and one transient radial nerve injury. Preparation of a better recipient bed for split skin grafting and application of silicone sheeting also reduced the morbidity of donor defect. European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Analysis of radial forearm free flaps in 37 consecutive cases

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Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
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