Title

The integration of muscle perforator flaps into a community-based private practice.

Publication/Presentation Date

10-1-2010

Abstract

Over the past decade, muscle perforator flaps have proven their versatility as another important option when a soft tissue flap is essential. Valuable as either local or free flaps, these are no longer a novelty, and are perhaps even becoming a necessity for the mainstream reconstructive surgeon. Prior microsurgical capabilities will unquestionably simplify the transition to harvesting the diminutive vascular pedicle of these flaps, while perhaps shortening the learning curve, but these skills are not imperative. With proper assistance and perseverance, as with any other aspect of surgery, muscle perforator flaps can become a mainstay, if not the preferred method, for soft tissue repairs even in the community hospital where resources tend to be less available.

Volume

37

Issue

4

First Page

607

Last Page

614

ISSN

1558-0504

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

20816516

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article

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