FREE ARTERIALIZED VENOUS FLAP FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF DEFECTS OF THE HAND - NEW MODIFICATIONS


KARACALAR A., OZCAN M.

JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY, vol.10, no.4, pp.243-248, 1994 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2007-1006592
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.243-248

Abstract

Arterialized venous flaps were used in 13 cases for reconstruction of defects in the hand. The flap was used as a fascial venous flap in three cases, and as a sensory venous flap in three cases. In three cases, the flap was designed as an ipsilateral pedicled flap, similar to a standard free flap, instead of as a contralateral pedicled type. Ten flaps survived completely. Two flaps underwent superficial necrosis, with viable subcutaneous-tissue layers.