Title

The Random Fasciocutaneous Flap for Upper Extremity Coverage.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-1992

Abstract

Rapid and appropriate healing of any upper extremity wound is essential for preservation of normal hand function. If vascularized tissue must be used, local cutaneous flaps nourished by the multiple perforators to the fasciocutaneous plexus avoid the complexity of microsurgical tissue transfers or prolonged immobilization required for distant pedicled flaps. For small or moderate-sized defects, assuming that adequate adjacent deep fascia has remained intact, these simple, rapidly elevated, so-called random fasciocutaneous flaps deserve initial consideration, as demonstrated in all 11 cases in this reported series.

Volume

17

Issue

1

First Page

93

Last Page

101

ISSN

0363-5023

Disciplines

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

PubMedID

1538119

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article