Experience of 592 free tissue transfers: the case for clinical assessment alone to monitor free flaps

Experience of 592 free tissue transfers: the case for clinical assessment alone to monitor free... Clinical monitoring provides sufficient reassurance in the majority of patients undergoing free tissue transfers. We believe that buried flaps and flaps to the lower limb may warrant adjunctive monitoring techniques on a case-by-case basis. Level of Evidence: Level IV, diagnostic study. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Experience of 592 free tissue transfers: the case for clinical assessment alone to monitor free flaps

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-015-1064-7
Publisher site
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Abstract

Clinical monitoring provides sufficient reassurance in the majority of patients undergoing free tissue transfers. We believe that buried flaps and flaps to the lower limb may warrant adjunctive monitoring techniques on a case-by-case basis. Level of Evidence: Level IV, diagnostic study.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Apr 1, 2015

References

  • Current techniques in the post-operative monitoring of microvascular free-tissue transfers
    Whitaker, IS; Karoo, ROS; Oliver, DW; Ganchi, PA; Gulati, V; Malata, CM
  • Postoperative monitoring of free flaps in UK plastic surgery units
    Jallali, N; Ridha, H; Butler, PE
  • Postoperative monitoring of lower limb free flaps with the Cook-Swartz implantable Doppler probe: a clinical trial
    Rozen, WM; Enajat, M; Whitaker, IS; Lindkvist, U; Audolfsson, T; Acosta, R
  • Eight-year experience of the Cook-Swartz Doppler in free-flap operations: microsurgical and reexploration results with regard to a wide spectrum of surgeries
    Schmulder, A; Gur, E; Zaretski, A

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