Title

Preliminary Assessment of Laser Doppler Flowmetry for Determining Timing of Division of the Cross-Finger Flap.

Publication/Presentation Date

11-1-1990

Abstract

The elapsed time before division of the cross-finger flap depends on adequate neovascularization from the recipient digit. Although subjective assessment of capillary filling in the flap after application of a tourniquet to the donor finger usually is accurate, on occasion, interpretation of observations may be equivocal. In these circumstances, noninvasive office measurement with use of the laser Doppler permits a sequential determination of relative flap perfusion. This objective data facilitates an appropriate clinical decision by the hand surgeon to ensure flap viability after pedicle division.

Volume

15

Issue

6

First Page

898

Last Page

901

ISSN

0363-5023

Disciplines

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

PubMedID

2269781

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article