Title

"Microleaps" in the Progression of Flaps and Grafts.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-1996

Abstract

No momentous upheavals in the past decade have altered radically the knowledge or application of "flaps and grafts," but "microleaps" in slow and steady increments have ensured a continuum of progress. Fasciocutaneous flaps, owing to an intimate relationship with the superficial nerves, may be neurocutaneous flaps in disguise. Distal-based flaps that recruit orthograde circulation may be made even more reliable for extremity coverage in lieu of complex microsurgical techniques. As success at the recipient site has not become so routine, further outcome improvement has been directed toward enhancing the appearance and residual function at the previously neglected donor site. The future of plastic surgery will continue to parallel advances in the principles of flaps, constrained only by the boundaries of imagination.

Volume

23

Issue

1

First Page

117

Last Page

138

ISSN

0094-1298

Disciplines

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

PubMedID

8617022

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article