Preliminary Assessment of Laser Doppler Flowmetry for Determining Timing of Division of the Cross-Finger Flap.
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.
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Hallock, G. G. (1990). Preliminary assessment of laser Doppler flowmetry for determining timing of division of the cross-finger flap. The Journal Of Hand Surgery, 15(6), 898-901.
Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Surgery
Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty