Reconstructive implications of adipofascial flaps in limb defects

Reconstructive implications of adipofascial flaps in limb defects Today a great variety of techniques are available to reconstruct any limb defect. Because of this, one should select an appropriate method and not use a particular technique for all defects. We found the adipofascial flap to be suitable and advantageous for many defects. This paper describes the anatomical basis, planning, technique, and variations of the adipofascial flap. The majority of these flaps are defect-based hinge flaps incorporating perforators in the base, and hence they are perforator-perfused flaps. A skeletonized perforator flap has increased malleability and achieves more distal reach. These can also be used as a free flap. An adipofascial flap has several advantages, e.g., minimal donor site morbidity, greater mobility, and more refined reconstruction, and it provides a good gliding surface for the tendons and avoids hair bearing skin transfer. A series of 32 cases performed over 5 years is presented. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Reconstructive implications of adipofascial flaps in limb defects

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-007-0166-2
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  • A dye study in fresh cadavers to outline retrograde flaps of the lower limbs and to examine clinical implication
    Bhattacharya, V; Goyal, S

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