Long-term results after muscle-rib flap transfer for reconstruction of composite limb defects

Georgescu, Alexandru V.; Ignatiadis, Ioannis; Ileana, Matei; Irina, Capota; Filip, Ardelean; Olariu, Radu (2011). Long-term results after muscle-rib flap transfer for reconstruction of composite limb defects. Microsurgery, 31(3), pp. 218-22. New York, N.Y.: Wiley-Liss 10.1002/micr.20857

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The authors present the long-term results in a series of 44 cases with post-traumatic bone defects solved with muscle-rib flaps, between March 1997 and December 2007. In these cases, we performed 21 serratus anterior-rib flaps (SA-R), 10 latissimus dorsi-rib flaps (LD-R), and 13 LD-SA-R. The flaps were used in upper limb in 18 cases and in lower limb in 26 cases. With an overall immediate success rate of 95.4% (42 of 44 cases) and a primary bone union rate of 97.7% (43 of 44 cases), and despite the few partisans of this method, we consider that this procedure still remains very usefully for small and medium bone defects accompanied by large soft tissue defects.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Orthopaedic, Plastic and Hand Surgery (DOPH) > Clinic of Plastic and Hand Surgery > Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Olariu, Radu

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0738-1085

Publisher:

Wiley-Liss

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:10

Last Modified:

27 Jun 2014 11:53

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/micr.20857

PubMed ID:

21400577

Web of Science ID:

000288400100009

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/1298 (FactScience: 202655)

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