Title

Preexpansion of Free Flap Donor Sites Used in Reconstruction After Burn Injury.

Publication/Presentation Date

11-1-1995

Abstract

Burn wound management usually can be achieved successfully without reliance on any free tissue transfers. This is true partly because tissue expansion techniques for the creation of local flaps have become increasingly versatile and are a simpler alternative when vascularized tissues are required. However, in special circumstances both concepts can be combined to further enhance reconstruction after burn injury. In addition, pretransfer expansion of free flap donor sites has many advantages over posttransfer expansion because not only is immediate primary donor site closure possible, but fabrication of flaps with desired characteristics of size and thickness can be specifically manipulated simultaneously.

Volume

16

Issue

6

First Page

646

Last Page

653

ISSN

0273-8481

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Surgery

PubMedID

8582945

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article