Eur J Plast Surg (2008) 30:247 DOI 10.1007/s00238-007-0175-1 AUTHOR’S REPLY Commentary on “A comparison of two omental lengthening techniques by the pedicled omentum to close a knee disarticulation defect: a case report” by A. Sarlak et al. Ahmet Y. Sarlak & Bilgehan Tosun & Levent Buluc & Anil Cubukcu Published online: 26 October 2007 Springer-Verlag 2007 We highly appreciate the comments made by Prof. Costa. divisions and lengthening for more distant pedicle applica- As he points out and we have mentioned in our paper, to tion. We think that intraoperative templating is mandatory, cover a knee disarticulation defect pedicled omentum with especially for distal defects. a skin graft is not the first option. A free myocutaneous or a With the more frequent use of endoscopic surgery, sensate cutaneous–myocutaneous flap is definitely a better omental lengthening might be a good alternative in patients choice in a weight-bearing area. having laparotomy with the defects to be covered in the Although seen in a small percentage of cases, knowledge same session. of the anatomical variations are imperative in selective This reply refers to the article http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00238-007-0174-2. : : : A. Y. Sarlak B. Tosun L. Buluc A. Cubukcu Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Kocaeli University, Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli, Turkey A. Cubukcu Department of Surgery, Kocaeli University, Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli, Turkey A. Y. Sarlak (*) Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Kocaeli University School of Medicine, Umuttepe Kampusu, Uctepeler, 41900 Kocaeli, Turkey e-mail: email@example.com DO00175; No of Pages
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