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  1. Reverse flow first dorsal metacarpal artery flap for covering the defect of distal thumb.

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    Checcucci, Giuseppe; Galeano, Mariarosaria; Zucchini, Maura; Zampetti, Pier Giuseppe; Ceruso, Massimo

    2014-05-01

    Reconstruction of distal thumb injuries still remains a challenge for hand surgeons. Surgical treatment includes the use of local, regional, and free flaps. The purpose of this report is to present the results of the use of a sensitive reverse flow first dorsal metacarpal artery (FDMA) flap. The skin flap was designed on the radial side of the proximal phalanx of the index finger based on the ulnar and radial branch of the FDMA and a sensory branch of the superficial radial nerve. This neurovascular flap was used in five patients to cover distal soft-tissue thumb defects. All flaps achieved primary healing except for one patient in whom superficial partial necrosis of the flap occurred, and the defect healed by second intention. All patients maintained the thumb original length and were able to return to their previous daily activities. The reverse flow FDMA flap is a reliable option to cover immediate and delayed defects of distal thumb, offering acceptable functional and cosmetic outcomes in respect to sensibility, durability, and skin-match.

  2. First dorsal metacarpal artery flap for thumb reconstruction: a retrospective clinical study

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    Muyldermans, Thomas

    2009-01-01

    Extensive pulp (zone 4) defects of the thumb, with the exposure of tendon or bone, are challenging reconstructive problems. Surgical treatment includes the use of local, regional, and free flaps. The first dorsal metacarpal artery flap has been used successfully for defects of the thumb. The innerved first dorsal metacarpal artery flap from the dorsum of the index finger was first described by Hilgenfeldt and refined by Holevich. An island flap carried on a neurovascular pedicle consisting of the first dorsal metacarpal artery was first demonstrated by Foucher and Braun. Seven innervated FDMCA island flaps were performed from May 2005 until July 2007 for thumb reconstruction. There were three women and four men with an average age of 54.9 years (range 28–89 years). The mean follow-up period was 15.4 months (range 4–29 months). The dominant hand was involved in six (85.7%) patients. In a retrospective clinical study, the following criteria were evaluated: (1) etiology of the defect, (2) time of reconstruction (primary vs. delayed), (3) survival rate of flap, (4) sensory function (Semmes–Weinstein monofilaments, static 2-PD, pain, cortical reorientation), (5) TAM measured with the Kapandji index, and (6) subjective patient satisfaction (SF 36). Four patients presented with trauma, two patients with defects after tumor resection and one with infection of the thumb. The flap was used for immediate reconstruction in three (42.9%) patients and for delayed reconstruction in four (57.1%) patients. Delayed reconstruction was performed 4.75 (1–12) months after initial trauma or first surgery. The donor area was grafted with full-thickness skin grafts in all cases. All flaps survived. The mean SWMF was 3.31 g and average statis 2-PD over the flap was 10.57 mm. Pain at the flap scored 3.71 over 10 and at the donor site 2.17 over 10. Paresthesia at the flap scored 0.57 over 4 and at the donor site 0.33 over 4. Complete cortical reorientation was only seen in one

  3. Dorsal metacarpal artery flaps with extensor indices tendons for reconstruction of digital defects.

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    Schiefer, Jennifer Lynn; Schaller, Hans-Eberhard; Rahmanian-Schwarz, Afshin

    2012-10-01

    Distally based dorsal metacarpal artery (DMCA) flaps are an established technique for the reconstruction of extensive finger defects. In many cases, such defects also include an injury of the extension tendon over the proximal and distal finger joint, which can lead to a reduced range of motion or finger deformation such as boutonniére deformity. To prevent this, operative techniques are necessary that allow complete defect coverage while simultaneously stabilizing the extension apparatus. In two cases, DMCA flaps were combined with vascularized extensor indices tendons for the reconstruction of extensive dorsal finger skin and soft tissue defects, particularly when tendon and bone are exposed. After three weeks of postoperative immobilization, physiotherapy could be intensified. In a six months' follow-up, the results obtained from the standpoint of both function and appearance were excellent, the flaps remained viable at all times and full-finger length and sensory function were maintained. Regarding operation time, pain and finger appearance, both patients stated satisfaction. The vascularized tendon incorporated in DMCA flaps provides a sufficient method to restore a satisfactory finger function and prevent finger deformity, arthrodesis, or amputation, especially in cases with severe injuries of the extension apparatus.

  4. Treatment of thumb tip degloving injury using the modified first dorsal metacarpal artery flap.

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    Chen, Chao; Zhang, Xu; Shao, Xinzhong; Gao, Shunhong; Wang, Bin; Liu, Dequn

    2010-10-01

    This study reports repair of a thumb tip degloving injury using the modified first dorsal metacarpal artery (FDMA) flap, including both dorsal branches of the proper digital nerve (DBPDNs). From May 2006 to February 2008, the modified FDMA flap was used in 11 thumbs in 11 patients. All patients suffered a degloving injury to the thumb tip, and 4 had associated bone loss ranging from 1 to 3 mm (mean, 2 mm) in length. The size of the soft tissue defects was 2.6 to 4.6 cm (mean, 3.5 cm) in length and 1.8 to 2.2 cm (mean, 2.0 cm) in width. The flaps ranged in size from 2.7 × 2.2 cm to 4.8 × 2.1 cm (mean, 3.6 × 2.1 cm). The mean pedicle length was 7.2 cm (range, 6.8-7.5 cm). Neurorrhaphy between the DBPDN and the proper digital nerve was performed in both sides in all cases. Patient follow-ups ranged from 26 to 47 months (mean, 32 mo). Sensibility of the reconstructed thumb was evaluated by static 2-point discrimination. The range of motion of the donor fingers was measured. The data were compared to those of the opposite sides. All flaps survived completely. At the final follow-up, the mean values of static 2-point discrimination were 5 mm (range, 4-8 mm) and 6 mm (range, 4-8 mm) on the radial and ulnar sides of the distal portion of the flap, respectively. The mean values of the radial and ulnar distal portions of the flaps reached 75% and 72% of those of the opposite sides. The mean range of motion of the metacarpophalangeal, proximal interphalangeal, and distal interphalangeal joints of the donor fingers were 73°, 101°, and 70°, respectively. The modified FDMA flap, including both DBPDNs, is useful for restoration of sensation on the thumb tip and maintenance of adequate length of the thumb. Therapeutic IV. Copyright © 2010 American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. Retrospective study of reverse dorsal metacarpal flap and compound flap: a review of 122 cases

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    LU Lai-jin; GONG Xu; LIU Zhi-gang; ZHANG Zhi-xin

    2006-01-01

    Objective:To evaluate the clinical application and discuss the operative indication of the reverse dorsal metacarpal flap and its compound flap on the skin defects of hand.Methods: From 1990 to 2003, we applied the reverse dorsal metacarpal flap and its compound flap to repair soft tissue defects of fingers in 122 cases, which included 90cases of the reverse metacarpal flap and 32 cases of its compound flaps with tendon grafts, nerve grafts or bone grafts. Based on the follow-up observations, we analyzed the indications of the reverse metacarpal flap and its compound flaps, the postoperative contours, flap colors and textures in comparison to contralateral fingers retrospectively.Results: In the series of 122 cases, flaps survived and the donor site defects were closed directly. The follow-up period ranged from 1-12 years. The postoperative contours,colors and textures of the flaps and its compound flaps were similar to those of normal fingers, although linear scar remained. According to standards of sense recovery(British Medical Research Council, BMRC ), the sense function of the flaps resumed S3 after operation for 1 year.In 10 cases with the tendon defects treated by the flap with tendon grafts, function of flexion-extension of fingers resumed 50%-75% in comparison to the contralateral fingers using the method of measurement of total active motion. In 7 cases with the phalangeal nonunion or bone defects treated by the flap with bone grafts, union occurred after operation for 3 months.Conclusions: To soft tissue defects on fingers with bone or tendon exposure, the reverse metacarpal flap and its compound flap are a better choice for repairing. The range of repairing is up to the distal interphalangeal joint of fingers. The second dorsal metacarpal artery is more consistent and larger as the choice of vascular pedicle, in comparison with other dorsal metacarpal arteries.Postoperative flap color and texture are similar to normal fingers.

  6. 指固有动脉终末背侧支皮瓣修复指端缺损的疗效观察%Repair of fingertip defect with double flaps based on the end dorsal branches of the digital artery and dorsal metacarpal artery

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    于吉文; 霍永峰; 顾光学; 厉雷明; 王彤; 盛路新

    2015-01-01

    目的 探讨应用指固有动脉终末背侧支皮瓣修复指端组织缺损的临床疗效. 方法 2007年3月—2011年10月,应用指固有动脉终末背侧支岛状皮瓣修复指端组织缺损6例. 结果 术后6例皮瓣全部成活,随访1~12个月,平均7.3个月,皮瓣血运良好,色泽及弹性与受区周围皮肤基本一致. 皮瓣无明确皮神经支配,感觉恢复较差,术后6~12个月,皮瓣两点辨别觉为6~8 mm,对冷热觉不敏感,对针刺等疼痛刺激有感觉. 结论 指固有动脉终末背侧支岛状皮瓣修复指端组织缺损是一种可行手术方法.%Objective To study the effect of flap based on the end dorsal branches of the digital artery on repairing of fingertip soft tissue loss. Methods From March 2007 to October 2008, the reverse flap of the end dorsal branches of digital artery was harvested for coverage of fingertip soft tissue loss for 6 cases, at the same time the reverse flap of dorsal metacarpal artery to repair dorsal donor site. Among the 6 patients, 2 cases were index fingers, 1 case was middle finger, 3 cases were ring fingers. Results All flaps survived completely. Follow-up of 1~12 months in the 6 cases, averaged 7.3 months. The blood supply and texture of the flaps was fine, and the color and elasticity was of little difference to the ambient. The skin nerves of the double flaps were not connected, and the sensibility of the flaps was poorly recovered, and the two-point discrimination was 6~8 mm in sensate flap which based on the end dorsal branches of digital artery, while it was 8-10 mm in sensate flap which based on the dorsal metacarpal artery during 6-12 months postoperative. Conclusion Double flaps based on the end dorsal branches of the digital artery and dorsal metacarpal artery is a realistic and effective method to repair fingertip defect.

  7. Reconstruction of multiple metacarpal bone defect using segmentated free fibular bone flap: Case report

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    Rahmi Evinc

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available In this report we present a case of blast injury to hand, including multiple metacarpal bone defect. Bone defects were reconstructed using fibular flap. Structural integrity of metacarpal bones was preserved with good functional results. [Hand Microsurg 2014; 3(1.000: 29-32

  8. Reconstruction of multiple metacarpal bone defect using segmentated free fibular bone flap: Case report

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    Rahmi Evinc; Can Kopal; Dogan Bek; Muzaffer Durmus

    2014-01-01

    In this report we present a case of blast injury to hand, including multiple metacarpal bone defect. Bone defects were reconstructed using fibular flap. Structural integrity of metacarpal bones was preserved with good functional results. [Hand Microsurg 2014; 3(1.000): 29-32

  9. [Effectiveness of dorsal metacarpal island flap for treating scar contracture of finger web].

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    Qian, Jun; Rui, Yongjun; Zhang, Quanrong; Xue, Mingyu; Zhang, Zhihai

    2011-11-01

    To investigate the effectiveness of dorsal metacarpal island flap for treating scar contracture of the finger web. Between June 2009 and December 2010, 10 patients with scar contracture of the finger web were treated. There were 6 males and 4 females with an average age of 30 years (range, 14-57 years). Scar contracture was caused by injury in 8 cases, by burn in 1 case, and by operation in 1 case. The locations were the 1st web space in 1 case, the 2nd web space in 3 cases, the 3rd web space in 5 cases, and the 4th web space in 1 case. The disease duration was 3 to 9 months with an average of 5 months. The maximum abduction was 10-20 degrees. After web space scar release, the dorsal metacarpal island flap (3.5 cm x 1.2 cm-4.0 cm x 2.0 cm in size) was used to reconstruct web space (2.0 cm x 1.0 cm-3.0 cm x 1.8 cm in size). The donor site was directly sutured or repaired with local flaps. At 2 days after operation, necrosis occurred in 1 flap, which healed by extractive treatment. The other flaps survived and wound healed by first intention; all the flaps at donor sites survived and incision healed by first intention. Ten patients were followed up 6 to 15 months (mean, 9 months). The reconstructed web space had good appearance, the maximum abduction was 80 degrees in 1 case of the 1st web space scars contracture, and the maximum abduction was 35-45 degrees (mean, 40 degrees) in the other 9 cases. In 8 scar patients causing by injury, no scar contracture recurred during follow-up. It can achieve good results in appearance and function to use dorsal metacarpal island flap for treating scar contracture of the finger web.

  10. [The application of the dorsal metacarpal perforator sliding flap for web-space reconstruction in congenital syndactyly].

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    Huanlong, Liu; Zengtao, Wang; Wenlong, Zhang; Youmao, Zheng

    2015-05-01

    To investigate the application of the dorsal metacarpal perforator sliding flap for web-space reconstruction in congenital syndactyly. According to the size and shape of skin defect at the web space after division operation of syndactyly, the corresponding intermetacarpal perforator sliding flap was designed. The edge of the flap was cut off, but its underlying tissue was not dissected. From May 2007 to November 2012, 28 web-spaces in 15 patients with syndactyly (10 male and 5 female) were reconstructed. All the 28 flaps survived completely. The flap size ranged from 3 cm x 2 cm to 1.5 cm x 1.0 cm. 14 cases with 26 flaps were followed up for 10-22 months (average, 14.5 month). The reconstructed web spaces had normal appearance and movement range. The 2-point discrimination distance was 9-13 mm (average, 11 mm). According to the Swanson Standard, 18 fingers were graded as excellent, 8 as good and 2 as fair (excellent and good, 92.6%, 26/28). Reconstruction of web-space in syndactyly with the dorsal metacarpal perforator flap has the advantages of easy handling, good cosmetic and functional results.

  11. Extended locoregional use of intercostal artery perforator propeller flaps.

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    Baghaki, Semih; Diyarbakirlioglu, Murat; Sahin, Ugur; Kucuksucu, Muge Anil; Turna, Akif; Baca, Bilgi; Aydın, Yağmur

    2017-05-01

    Besides conventional flaps, intercostal artery perforator flaps have been reported to cover trunk defects. In this report the use of anterior intercostal artery perforator (AICAP) flap, lateral intercostal artery perforator (LICAP) flap and dorsal intercostal artery perforator (DICAP) flap for thoracic, abdominal, cervical, lumbar and sacral defects with larger dimensions and extended indications beyond the reported literature were reevaluated. Thirty-nine patients underwent surgery between August 2012 and August 2014. The age of the patients ranged between 16 and 79 with a mean of 49 years. The distribution of defects were as follows; 12 thoracic, 8 parascapular, 3 cervical, 8 abdominal, 4 sacral and 4 lumbar. AICAP, LICAP and DICAP flaps were used for reconstruction. Fifty-two ICAP flaps were performed on 39 patients. Flap dimensions ranged between 6 × 9 cm and 14 × 35 cm. Twenty-six patients had single flap coverage and 13 patients had double flap coverage. Forty-six flaps have been transferred as propeller flaps and 6 flaps have been transferred as perforator plus flap. Forty flaps (75%) went through transient venous congestion. In one DICAP flap, 30% of flap was lost. No infection, hematoma or seroma were observed in any patient. Follow-up period ranged between 3 and 32 months with a mean of 9 months. The ICAP flaps provide reliable and versatile options in reconstructive surgery and can be used for challenging defects in trunk. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  12. Internal Mammary Artery Perforator flap

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    Schellekens, P.P.A.

    2012-01-01

    Reconstructive surgery evolved as a result of the enormous numbers of World War I and II victims, long before profound knowledge of the vascularity of flaps was present. Sophisticated imaging techniques have given us at present a thorough understanding of the vascularity of tissues so that randomly

  13. Free digital artery flap: an ideal flap for large finger defects in situations where local flaps are precluded.

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    Wong, Chin-Ho; Teoh, Lam-Chuan; Lee, Jonathan Y-L; Yam, Andrew K-T; Khoo, David B-A; Yong, Fok-Chuan

    2008-03-01

    The heterodigital arterialized flap is increasingly accepted as a flap of choice for reconstruction of large finger wounds. However, in situations where the adjacent fingers sustained concomitant injuries, the use of this flap as a local flap is precluded. This paper describes our experience with the free digital artery flap as an evolution of the heterodigital arterialized flap. Four patients with large finger wounds were reconstructed with free digital artery flap. Our indications for digital artery free flap were concomitant injuries to adjacent fingers that precluded their use as donor sites. The arterial supply of the flap was from the digital artery and the venous drainage was from the dominant dorsal vein of the finger. The flap was harvested from the ulnar side of the finger. The digital nerve was left in situ to minimize donor morbidity. The donor site was covered with a full-thickness skin graft and secured with bolster dressings. Early intensive mobilization was implemented for all patients. All flaps survived. No venous congestion was noted and primary healing was achieved in all flaps. In addition to providing well-vascularized tissue for coverage of vital structures, the digital artery was also used as a flow-through flap for finger revascularization in one patient. Donor-site morbidity was minimal, with all fingers retaining protective pulp sensation and the distal and proximal interphalangeal joints retaining full ranges of motion. In conclusion, the free digital artery flap is a versatile flap that is ideal for coverage of large-sized finger defects in situations where local flaps are unavailable. Donor-site morbidity can be minimized by preservation of the digital nerve, firmly securing the skin graft with bolster dressings, and early mobilization of the donor finger.

  14. Lateral thoracic artery perforator (LTAP) flap in partial breast reconstruction.

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    McCulley, Stephen J; Schaverien, Mark V; Tan, Veronique K M; Macmillan, R Douglas

    2015-05-01

    Partial breast reconstruction using pedicled perforator flaps from the thoracodorsal (TDAP) and lateral intercostal arteries (LICAP) is well described. The article introduces the lateral thoracic artery perforator (LTAP) flap as an additional valuable option from the lateral chest wall and reports clinical experience and outcomes. The anatomy of the LTAP flap is reviewed and the results of a consecutive series are reported. In a series of 75 consecutive cases of lateral chest wall perforator flaps used for reconstruction of partial breast defects, 12 (17%) were raised as pure LTAP flaps, and a further 19 (27%) as combined LTAP/LICAP flaps. The LTAP was therefore used in 44% of flaps overall. One LTAP flap (delayed case) had early venous compromise that settled spontaneously. The LTAP flap is a reliable option for partial breast reconstruction from the lateral chest wall, particularly in the immediate setting. It allows comparable flap size to be harvested compared to LICAP flaps. The LTAP flap can be raised on its own pedicle allowing greater mobilization or it can be incorporated into the more commonly used LICAP flap to augment perfusion. Copyright © 2015 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Medial circumflex femoral artery flap for ischial pressure sore

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    Palanivelu, S.

    2009-01-01

    A new axial pattern flap based on the terminal branches of the medial circumflex femoral artery is described for coverage of ischial pressure sore. Based on the terminal branches of the transverse branch of medial circumflex femoral artery, which exit through the gap between the quadratus femoris muscle above and the upper border of adductor magnus muscle below, this fascio cutaneous flap is much smaller than the posterior thigh flap but extremely useful to cover ischeal pressure sores. The skin redundancy below the gluteal fold allows a primary closure of the donor defect. It can also be used in combination with biceps femoris muscle flap. PMID:19881020

  16. Immediate Bilateral Breast Reconstruction with Unilateral Deep Superior Epigastric Artery and Superficial Circumflex Iliac Artery Flaps

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    Keith S. Hansen

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Autologous breast reconstruction utilizing a perforator flap is an increasingly popular method for reducing donor site morbidity and implant-related complications. However, aberrant anatomy not readily visible on computed tomography angiography is a rare albeit real risk when undergoing perforator flap reconstruction. We present an operative case of a patient who successfully underwent a bilateral breast reconstruction sourced from a unilateral abdominal flap divided into deep superior epigastric artery and superficial circumflex iliac artery flap segments.

  17. Dorsalis pedis arterialized venous flap for hand and foot reconstruction

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    YU Guang; LEI Hong-yu; GUO Shuang; HUANG Jian-hua; YU Hao

    2012-01-01

    Objective:To report the results of repair of skin defects in the extremities with arterialized venous flap harvested from the lateral aspect of the dorsum of the foot.Methods:Six cases of skin and soft tissue defects over the foot and hands were resurfaced by free arterialized venous flaps,including five patients with skin defects of the hands,and one with defects at the dorsum of the foot.The flaps were harvested from the lateral aspect of the dorsum of the foot with the sizes ranging from 2 cm×5.5 cm to 6 cm×11 cm.Two veins at the proximal margin of the flap were retained,one of which was anastomosed to a recipient bed artery to provide arterial inflow and the other was anastomosed to a recipient bed vein for venous outflow.Results:All flaps demonstrated mild edema and survived completely.Blisters appeared on four flaps.Using this technique,we achieved good functional and cosmetic results in this series.Conclusions:Dorsalis pedis arterialized venous flap with rich vascular communications could enhance peripheral perfusion and decrease congestion of venous flaps,thereby improves reliability and utility for extremity reconstruction.

  18. Reconstruction of weightbearing forefoot defects with digital artery flaps.

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    Liu, Lifeng; Cao, Xuecheng; Cai, Jinfang

    2015-01-01

    Reconstruction of a defect of the weightbearing forefoot region remains a challenging problem owing to the limited alternatives available. The digital artery flap can be used for coverage of defects in the weightbearing forefoot. The present study reports our results using a digital artery flap for reconstruction of soft tissue defects of the weightbearing forefoot in 8 patients. The mean patient age was 35 ± 11.3 years. The etiology of the soft tissue defects included 4 (50%) traumatic events, 2 (25%) dysfunctional scars, and 2 (25%) neuropathic ulcerations. The mean postoperative follow-up duration was 22 ± 11.1 months (range 12 months to 4 years). All 8 flaps survived successfully. The complications included 1 case of delayed healing of a neuropathic ulceration. The digital artery flap is a good alternative for soft tissue defects of the weightbearing forefoot. The surgical techniques for harvesting the flaps are easy to manage.

  19. The Internal Pudendal Artery Perforator Thigh Flap: A New Freestyle Pedicle Flap for the Ischial Region

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    Ichiro Hashimoto, MD

    2014-05-01

    Conclusions: The perforator vessels of the internal pudendal artery are very close to the ischial tuberosity. Blood flow to the flap is reliable when careful debridement of the pressure sore is performed. The iPap thigh flap is a new option for soft-tissue defects in the ischial region, including ischial pressure sores.

  20. Modified lumbar artery perforator flaps for gluteal pressure sore reconstruction.

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    Yoon, Chi Sun; Yim, Ji Hong; Kim, Min Ho; Ha, Won; Kim, Kyu Nam

    2016-03-21

    Gluteal perforator flaps (GPFs) are the most useful for gluteal region pressure sore reconstruction. However, application is difficult if the surrounding area has scar tissue from previous operations or trauma, especially with recurrent sores. We describe the use of modified lumbar artery perforator flaps when GPFs cannot be used. Between May 2009 and April 2014, 51 patients underwent gluteal pressure sore reconstructions with gluteal (n = 39) or modified lumbar artery (n = 12) perforator flaps. Patients in the modified lumbar artery perforator group had scar tissue from trauma or previous surgery. In this retrospective review, we analyzed patient age and sex, defect size and location, operative time, follow-up duration, immediate postoperative issues, flap necrosis, dehiscence, re-operation, donor-site morbidity and recurrence. Complications and clinical outcomes were compared between groups. We found no significant differences in patient demographics, surgical complications or clinical outcomes. There were eight cases of temporary congestion (20.51%) and four of partial flap necrosis (10.25%) in the gluteal perforator group. In the modified lumbar artery perforator group, there were three cases of temporary congestion (25%) and one of partial flap necrosis (8.33%). No pressure sores recurred during follow-up in either group. GPFs are the gold standards for gluteal pressure sores, but modified lumbar artery perforator flaps are relatively easy and useful when GPFs cannot be used due to scar tissue. © 2016 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

  1. Anatomic study of the dorsal arterial system of the hand Estudo anatômico do sistema arterial dorsal da mão

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    Marcelo Rosa de Rezende; Rames Mattar Júnior; Álvaro Baik Cho; Oswaldo Hideo Hasegawa; Samuel Ribak

    2004-01-01

    Historically, the dorsal arterial system of the hand received less attention than the palmar system. The studies concerning dorsal arterial anatomy present some controversies regarding the origin and presence of the dorsal metacarpal artery branches. Knowledge of the anatomy of dorsal metacarpal arteries is especially applied in the surgical planning for flaps taken from the dorsum of the hand. The purpose of this study is to analyze the arterial anatomy of the dorsum of the hand, compare our...

  2. Pedicled Supraclavicular Artery Island Flap Versus Free Radial Forearm Flap for Tongue Reconstruction Following Hemiglossectomy.

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    Zhang, Senlin; Chen, Wei; Cao, Gang; Dong, Zhen

    2015-09-01

    This study investigated the tongue function and donor-site morbidity of patients with malignant tumors who had undergone immediate flap reconstruction surgery. Twenty-seven patients who had undergone immediate reconstruction after hemiglossectomy were observed. Twelve patients were reconstructed using the pedicled supraclavicular artery island flap (PSAIF) and 15 patients using the free radial forearm flap (FRFF). Flap survival, speech and swallowing function, and donor-site morbidity at the 6-month follow-up were evaluated. All the flaps were successfully transferred. No obvious complications were found in either the transferred flaps or donor regions. Age, sex, defect extent, speech and swallowing function were comparable between the 2 groups. Donor-site complications were less frequent with PSAIF reconstruction than FRFF reconstruction. The PSAIF is reliable and well suited for hemiglossectomy defect. It has few significant complications, and allows preservation of oral function.

  3. Quadrilobed superior gluteal artery perforator flap for sacrococcygeal defects

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    HAI Heng-lin; SHEN Chuan-an; CHAI Jia-ke; LI Hua-tao; YU Yong-ming; LI Da-wei

    2013-01-01

    Background Perforator flaps are used extensively in repairing soft tissue defects.Superior gluteal artery perforatorflaps are used for repairing sacral defects,but the tension required for direct closure of the donor area after harvesting ofrelatively large flaps carries a risk of postoperative dehiscence.This research was to investigate a modified superiorgluteal artery perforator flap for repairing sacrococcygeal soft tissue defects.Methods From June 2003 to April 2010,we used our newly designed superior gluteal artery perforator flap for repair of sacrococcygeal soft tissue defects in 10 patients (study group).The wound and donor areas were measured,and the flaps were designed accordingly.Wound healing was assessed over a follow-up period of 6-38 months.From January 1998 to February 2003,twelve patients with sacrococcygeal pressure sores were treated with traditional methods,VY advancement flaps or oblong flaps,as control group.Results After debridement,the soft tissue defects ranged from 12 cm × 10 cm to 26 cm × 22 cm (mean 16.3 cm x 13.5cm).Four patients were treated using right-sided flaps ranging from 15 cm × 11 cm to 25 cm × 20 cm (mean 18.2 cm × 14cm).Four patients were treated using left-sided flaps,and two were treated using both right-and left-sided flaps.Suction drains were removed on postoperative Days 3-21 (mean 5.9) and sutures were removed on postoperative Days 12-14.Each flap included 1-2 perforators for each of the donor and recipient sites.Donor sites were closed directly.All flaps survived.In eight patients,the wounds healed after single-stage surgery.After further debridement,the wounds of the remaining two patients were considered healed on postoperative Days 26 and 33,respectively.The rate of first intention in the study group (80%,8/10) significantly increased than that of control group ((25%,3/12),X2=4.583,P=-0.032).Follow-up examinations found that the flaps had a soft texture without ulceration.In the two patients without

  4. Novel biomarkers of arterial and venous ischemia in microvascular flaps.

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    Gerard K Nguyen

    Full Text Available The field of reconstructive microsurgery is experiencing tremendous growth, as evidenced by recent advances in face and hand transplantation, lower limb salvage after trauma, and breast reconstruction. Common to all of these procedures is the creation of a nutrient vascular supply by microsurgical anastomosis between a single artery and vein. Complications related to occluded arterial inflow and obstructed venous outflow are not uncommon, and can result in irreversible tissue injury, necrosis, and flap loss. At times, these complications are challenging to clinically determine. Since early intervention with return to the operating room to re-establish arterial inflow or venous outflow is key to flap salvage, the accurate diagnosis of early stage complications is essential. To date, there are no biochemical markers or serum assays that can predict these complications. In this study, we utilized a rat model of flap ischemia in order to identify the transcriptional signatures of venous congestion and arterial ischemia. We found that the critical ischemia time for the superficial inferior epigastric fasciocutaneus flap was four hours and therefore performed detailed analyses at this time point. Histolgical analysis confirmed significant differences between arterial and venous ischemia. The transcriptome of ischemic, congested, and control flap tissues was deciphered by performing Affymetrix microarray analysis and verified by qRT-PCR. Principal component analysis revealed that arterial ischemia and venous congestion were characterized by distinct transcriptomes. Arterial ischemia and venous congestion was characterized by 408 and 1536>2-fold differentially expressed genes, respectively. qRT-PCR was used to identify five candidate genes Prol1, Muc1, Fcnb, Il1b, and Vcsa1 to serve as biomarkers for flap failure in both arterial ischemia and venous congestion. Our data suggests that Prol1 and Vcsa1 may be specific indicators of venous congestion and

  5. Treatment of Ischial Pressure Sores with Both Profunda Femoris Artery Perforator Flaps and Muscle Flaps

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    Kim, Chae Min; Yun, In Sik; Lee, Dong Won; Lew, Dae Hyun; Rah, Dong Kyun

    2014-01-01

    Background Reconstruction of ischial pressure sore defects is challenging due to extensive bursas and high recurrence rates. In this study, we simultaneously applied a muscle flap that covered the exposed ischium and large bursa with sufficient muscular volume and a profunda femoris artery perforator fasciocutaneous flap for the management of ischial pressure sores. Methods We retrospectively analyzed data from 14 patients (16 ischial sores) whose ischial defects had been reconstructed using both a profunda femoris artery perforator flap and a muscle flap between January 2006 and February 2014. We compared patient characteristics, operative procedure, and clinical course. Results All flaps survived the entire follow-up period. Seven patients (50%) had a history of surgery at the site of the ischial pressure sore. The mean age of the patients included was 52.8 years (range, 18-85 years). The mean follow-up period was 27.9 months (range, 3-57 months). In two patients, a biceps femoris muscle flap was used, while a gracilis muscle flap was used in the remaining patients. In four cases (25%), wound dehiscence occurred, but healed without further complication after resuturing. Additionally, congestion occurred in one case (6%), but resolved with conservative treatment. Among 16 cases, there was only one (6%) recurrence at 34 months. Conclusions The combination of a profunda femoris artery perforator fasciocutaneous flap and muscle flap for the treatment of ischial pressure sores provided pliability, adequate bulkiness and few long-term complications. Therefore, this may be used as an alternative treatment method for ischial pressure sores. PMID:25075362

  6. Treatment of Ischial Pressure Sores with Both Profunda Femoris Artery Perforator Flaps and Muscle Flaps

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    Chae Min Kim

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Background Reconstruction of ischial pressure sore defects is challenging due to extensive bursas and high recurrence rates. In this study, we simultaneously applied a muscle flap that covered the exposed ischium and large bursa with sufficient muscular volume and a profunda femoris artery perforator fasciocutaneous flap for the management of ischial pressure sores. Methods We retrospectively analyzed data from 14 patients (16 ischial sores whose ischial defects had been reconstructed using both a profunda femoris artery perforator flap and a muscle flap between January 2006 and February 2014. We compared patient characteristics, operative procedure, and clinical course. Results All flaps survived the entire follow-up period. Seven patients (50% had a history of surgery at the site of the ischial pressure sore. The mean age of the patients included was 52.8 years (range, 18-85 years. The mean follow-up period was 27.9 months (range, 3-57 months. In two patients, a biceps femoris muscle flap was used, while a gracilis muscle flap was used in the remaining patients. In four cases (25%, wound dehiscence occurred, but healed without further complication after resuturing. Additionally, congestion occurred in one case (6%, but resolved with conservative treatment. Among 16 cases, there was only one (6% recurrence at 34 months. Conclusions The combination of a profunda femoris artery perforator fasciocutaneous flap and muscle flap for the treatment of ischial pressure sores provided pliability, adequate bulkiness and few long-term complications. Therefore, this may be used as an alternative treatment method for ischial pressure sores.

  7. Intercostal artery perforator propeller flap for reconstruction of trunk defects following sarcoma resection.

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    Zang, Mengqing; Yu, Shengji; Xu, Libin; Zhao, Zhenguo; Zhu, Shan; Ding, Qiang; Liu, Yuanbo

    2015-06-01

    Trunk defects following soft tissue sarcoma resection are usually managed by myocutaneous flaps or free flaps. However, harvesting muscle will cause functional morbidities and some trunk regions lack reliable recipient vessels. The intercostal arteries give off multiple perforators, which distribute widely over the trunk and can supply various pedicle flaps. Our purpose is to use various intercostal artery perforator propeller flaps for trunk oncologic reconstruction. Between November 2013 and July 2014, nine intercostal artery perforator propeller flaps were performed in seven patients to reconstruct the defects following sarcoma resection in different regions of the trunk, including the back, lumbar, chest, and abdomen. Two perforators from intercostal arteries were identified for each flap using Doppler ultrasound probe adjacent to the defect. The perforator with visible pulsation was chosen as the pedicle vessel. An elliptical flap was raised and rotated in a propeller fashion to repair the defects. There were one dorsal intercostal artery perforator flap, four dorsolateral intercostal artery perforator flaps, three lateral intercostal artery perforator flaps, and one anterior intercostal artery perforator flap. The mean skin paddle dimension was 9.38 cm in width (range 6-14 cm) and 21.22 cm in length (range 13-28 cm). All intercostal artery perforator flaps survived completely, except for marginal necrosis in one flap harvested close to the previous flap donor site. The intercostal artery perforator propeller flap provides various and valuable options in our reconstructive armamentarium for trunk oncologic reconstruction. To our knowledge, this is the first case series of using intercostal artery perforator propeller flaps for trunk oncologic reconstruction and clinical application of dorsolateral intercostal artery perforator flaps. Copyright © 2015 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All

  8. Superficial Circumflex Iliac Artery Perforator Flap for Dorsalis Pedis Reconstruction.

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    Tashiro, Kensuke; Yamashita, Shuji

    2017-04-01

    Reconstruction of dorsalis pedis with soft tissue is challenging because it needs to preserve thin structure to ensure that the patient will be able to wear shoes. Here, we report the use of a thin superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator (SCIP) flap in dorsalis pedis reconstruction. A 67-year-old man presented with a third-degree burn, which exposed his extensor tendons. A thin SCIP flap from the left inguinal region measuring 15 × 4 cm was transferred to the dorsalis pedis region. Postoperatively, no major cosmetic or functional problems were observed. Because the invasiveness of the donor site is nearly same between SCIP flap and skin graft from inguinal region, SCIP flap is better solution in point of textural qualities for dorsalis pedis reconstruction.

  9. Outcome of free digital artery perforator flap transfer for reconstruction of fingertip defects

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    Lei Zhu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Fingertip defect can be treated with many flaps such as random pattern abdominal flap, retrograde digital artery island flap, V-Y advancement flap, etc. However, swelling in the fingertip, dysfunction of sensation, flexion and extension contracture or injury in the hemi-artery of the finger usually occurs during the recovery phase. Recently, digital artery perforator flaps have been used for fingertip reconstructions. With the development of super microsurgery techniques, free flaps can be more effective for sensory recovery and durability of the fingertip. Materials and Methods: Six cases (six fingers of fingertip defects were treated with free digital artery perforator flaps of appropriate size and shape from the proximal phalanx. During surgery, the superficial veins at the edge of flap were used as reflux vessels and the branches of the intrinsic nerve and dorsal digital nerve toward the flap were used as sensory nerves. The proximal segment of the digital artery (cutaneous branches towards the flap was cut off to form the pedicled free flap. The fingertips were reconstructed with the free flap by anastomosing the cutaneous branches of digital artery in the flap with the distal branch or trunk of the digital artery, the flap nerve with the nerve stump and the veins of the flap with the digital artery accompanying veins or the superficial veins in the recipient site. Results: Six flaps survived with successful skin grafting. Patients were followed up for 6-9 months. The appearance and texture of the flaps was satisfactory. The feeling within the six fingers recovered to S4 level (BMRC scale and the two point discrimination was 3-8 mm. Conclusion: Free digital artery perforator flap is suitable for repairing fingertip defect, with good texture, fine fingertip sensation and without sacrificing the branch of the digital artery or nerve.

  10. The Versatile Extended Thoracodorsal Artery Perforator Flap for Breast Reconstruction

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    Jacobs, Jordan; Børsen-Koch, Mikkel; Gunnarsson, Gudjon Leifur;

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The thoracodorsal artery perforator (TAP) flap is a versatile tool that can be used to reconstruct the breast. The authors use preoperative perforator mapping using color Doppler ultrasonography and present a safe, efficient harvesting technique to demonstrate reliable use of the TAP...

  11. Expanded thoracoacromial artery perforator flap for reconstruction of full-perioral scar contracture.

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    Wang, Qianwen; Wang, Jiaqi

    2015-03-01

    Various types of anterior chest flaps can be recruited in the reconstruction of faciocervical region. Most of them were created based on the internal mammary artery and the lateral thoracic artery, and the thoracoacromial artery (TAA) is usually used in pectoralis major musculocutaneous flap. An anterior chest flap with TAA perforator (TAAP) will have no sacrifice of the pectoralis major muscle, but less reports, especially expanded pedicled one, can be reviewed. Here, we reported a case using expanded pedicled TAAP flap to reconstruct the perioral scar contracture. In this technique, expanded TAAP flap could be easily harvested without the sophisticated microsurgical technology. Acceptable esthetic and functional results were achieved.

  12. Complex lower face reconstruction using a combined technique of Estlander flap and subscapular artery system free flaps.

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    Hamahata, Atsumori; Saitou, Takashi; Beppu, Takeshi; Shirakura, Satoshi; Hatanaka, Akio; Yamaki, Takashi; Sakurai, Hiroyuki

    2013-12-01

    When advanced mandibular carcinoma is resected, the defect may include lip and oral commissure. Free flap insertion is commonly used to reconstruct the lip defect. Although improvements in the oral reconstructive method via free flap use have been reported, functional and aesthetic results of the oral sphincter remain limited. This case report describes two individuals presenting with massive lower face defects, including a lower lip defect and a mandibular bone defect. Reconstruction was accomplished using the Estlander flap and free subscapular system of flaps. In both cases, the free subscapular artery system flap was elevated from the mandibular bone defect and other mucosal defect. The lower lip and oral commissure defect was reconstructed via Estlander flap. Free flaps survived 100% and both cases healed without complication. Patients regained good oral sphincter function with no reports of drooling. Thus, in cases involving massive lower face resection, including that of the lower lip and mandibular bone, this method of reconstruction when combined with lip-switch flap and subscapular artery system flap can prove to be useful.

  13. Angiosome of the fibular artery as anatomic basis for free composite fibular flap

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    Manojlović Radovan; Milisavljević Milan; Tabaković Dejan; Ćetković Mila; Bumbaširević Marko

    2007-01-01

    Introduction. The free osteoseptocutaneus fibular flap is, anatomically, an angiosome of the fibular artery. Knowledge of detailed topography anatomy of the fibular artery and its branches is necessary for successful creation and elevation of the flap. Objective. The aim of the study was to determine topography of the tissue of the leg supplied only by the fibular artery, to describe topography relations of the branches of the fibular artery, their number, anastomoses, vascular plexus and the...

  14. Versatility of the facial artery myomucosal island flap in neopharyngeal reconstruction

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    Frisch, Thomas

    2017-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The facial artery myomucosal (FAMM) island flap is a cheek flap, pedicled on the facial artery and suitable for small to medium-sized reconstructions of the oral cavity and neighboring areas. A novel transposition of the flap to the hypopharynx after laryngectomy is presented...... donor-site morbidity, and recipient tissue similarity count among the advantages. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck 39: E29-E33, 2017....

  15. Free Medial Plantar Flap Connection with a Posterior Tibial Artery Flap in Reconstruction of Fore–Mid Foot Skin Defect

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    Wu, Hao; Sheng, Jia-Gen

    2016-01-01

    Background: Although there are many surgical treatments for covering the skin defect of the fore–mid foot, how to reconstruct the weight-bearing region remains a challenge. The weight-bearing region of the sole needs to withstand the pressure and shearing stresses of walking, so the plantar skin is anatomically different from other skins in the areas of texture, thickness, subcutaneous tissue, etc. Medial plantar flaps that are harvested from the instep region are regarded as the first choice for weight-bearing region reconstruction because of their excellent functional and aesthetic long-term result. However, when facing an extensive skin defect on a weight-bearing area such as a fore–mid foot avulsion, the application of this flap is limited because if we put the flap in a weight-bearing area of the forefoot, the set of vessels will be exposed to outside. Methods: We suggest 2 connected free flaps (posterior tibial artery flap and medial plantar flap) pedicled with 1 set of vessels. The medial plantar flap was used to cover the skin defect of the weight-bearing area in the forefoot. The dorsal skin defect of the injured foot was covered with a posterior tibial artery flap and supplied the medial plantar flap with the posterior tibial vessel. The midfoot skin defect was repaired by a full-skin grafting. Results: Long-term follow-up results showed that the shape and function of the injured limbs recovered almost entirely. Conclusion: This method of connected flaps is suitable for repairing large skin defects of the fore–mid foot. PMID:27975013

  16. Sacral pressure sore reconstruction -- the pedicled superior gluteal artery perforator flap.

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    Hurbungs, A; Ramkalawan, H

    2012-02-14

    To report the use of the pedicled superior gluteal artery perforator (SGAP) fasciocutaneous flap as a reliable surgical option for sacral pressure sore reconstruction. A prospective study was conducted between September 2008 and September 2010 of 10 patients with stage 3 or 4 sacral pressure sores treated with a unilateral pedicled SGAP flap. All flaps survived completely with no complications in 9 patients. One patient had a haematoma below the flap that was easily drained. No recurrence of the bedsore occurred during follow-up. We suggest that the pedicled SGAP fasciocutaneous flap is a reliable surgical option for sacral pressure sore reconstruction.

  17. Palmar contracture release with arterialized venous instep flap: An anatomical and clinical study.

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    Zor, Fatih; Yalçın, Bülent; Tekin, Levent; Eski, Muhitdin; Işık, Selcuk; Şengezer, Mustafa

    2015-07-01

    Plantar skin has similar histologic features to the palmar area and appears to be the ideal tissue for reconstruction of the palmar region. In this study, an anatomic examination was performed to determine the superficial venous architecture of the instep area, and the use of arterialized venous instep flaps for palmar contracture release was assessed. The anatomical study was performed on 12 fresh cadaver feet. The arterialized venous instep flap, including the skin, subcutaneous tissue and superficial venous plexus, was harvested. To determine the venous structure, dissection (n = 6) and injection-corrosion (n = 6) techniques were used. In the clinical study, nine arterialized venous instep flaps were used for palmar contracture release. All flaps were harvested above the deep fascia and included skin, subcutaneous fat, and the superficial venous plexus. At the plantar site of the flap, two or three veins, one of which was used, were dissected for a sufficient length for the arterial anastomosis. The saphenous vein was used for the venous anastomosis. Dissection and injection-corrosion techniques revealed that the flap had 7-12 and 4-6 veins at its plantar and superior edges, respectively, with numerous anastomoses and interconnections between the veins. The flap dimensions were between 3 × 5 cm and 4 × 6 cm. All flaps survived, with two partial flap necrosis that healed with spontaneous epithelization. No debulking procedures were undertaken and all flaps adapted well to the recipient site. The arterialized venous instep flap is a good alternative to reconstruct palmar contractures by adding similar tissue that is thin and pliable with minimal donor site morbidity. Copyright © 2015 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Posterior interosseous artery flap, fasciosubcutaneous pedicle technique: a study of 25 cases.

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    Puri, Vinita; Mahendru, Sanjay; Rana, Roshani

    2007-01-01

    This study was undertaken in an attempt to improve the versatility of the posterior interosseous artery flap (PIA flap) and to decrease flap complication rate. The PIA flap was used for resurfacing 25 cases of the hand and distal forearm over a 2-year period. Observations were made on the anatomy of the PIA flap and its distal reach. Doppler analysis was made a mandatory part of the preoperative planning. Flaps were also raised from the zone of injury if Doppler confirmed the presence of good perforators. No attempt was made to identify the anastomosis between the anterior interosseous artery (AIA) and the PIA prior to flap raising since its presence was ascertained preoperatively with a Doppler and flap raising could begin straightway, saving precious tourniquet time. The surgical technique was further modified to include a large amount of fascia and subcutaneous tissue with the flap. This could perhaps be the reason for survival of larger flaps, absence of venous congestion and the low complication rate seen in our series. These flaps were used to resurface defects involving the dorsum of the hand, palm, distal forearm, wrist and fingers (both dorsal and volar surfaces). The distal reach of the flap was improved by exteriorising the pedicle and bowstringing it across the wrist which was kept in extension. The flap could thus easily reach the distal interphalangeal joint. This exteriorised pedicle was covered with a split thickness skin graft and was divided 3 weeks later under local anaesthesia making it a two-stage procedure. Adipofascial and osteocutaneous PIA flaps were also used depending on the requirement. Out of 25 flaps, 23 were of the adipofascial variety and one each of the fascial and osteocutaneous type. The majority of the patients were between 21 and 30 years old. Trauma was the leading cause of tissue deficit in our series (19/25). Within the trauma group occupational mishap (entrapment of hand in roller machine, presser machine, etc.) was the

  19. [Repair of soft tissue defect in hand or foot with lobulated medial sural artery perforator flap].

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    Fengjing, Zhao; Jianmin, Yao; Xingqun, Zhang; Liang, Ma; Longchun, Zhang; Yibo, Xu; Peng, Wang; Zhen, Zhu

    2015-11-01

    To explore the clinical effect of the lobulated medial sural artery perforator flap in repairing soft tissue defect in hand or foot. Since March 2012 to September 2014, 6 cases with soft tissue defects in hands or feet were treated by lobulated medial sural artery flaps pedicled with 1st musculo-cutaneous perforator and 2st musculo-cutaneous perforator of the medial sural artery. The size of the flaps ranged from 4.5 cm x 10.0 cm to 6.0 cm x 17.0 cm. 5 cases of lobulated flap survived smoothly, only 1 lobulated flap had venous articulo, but this flap also survived after the articulo was removed by vascular exploration. All flaps had desirable appearance and sensation and the two-point discrimination was 6 mm in mean with 4 to 12 months follow-up (average, 7 months). Linear scar was left in donor sites in 3 cases and skin scar in 3 cases. There was no malfunction in donor sites. Lobulated medial sural artery perforator flap is feasible and ideal method for the treatment of soft tissue defect in hand or foot with satisfactory effect.

  20. Reconstruction of intraoral defects with superior labial artery musculo-mucosal flap: a preliminary clinical study.

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    Güven, Erdem; Uğurlu, Alper Mete; Başaran, Karaca; Basat, Salih Onur; Yiğit, Bariş; Hafiz, Günter; Kuvat, Samet Vasfi

    2010-01-01

    In this article, we present the use of the superior labial artery musculo-mucosal (SLAMM) flap for intraoral reconstruction. The study included five patients (2 females, 3 males; mean age 36 years; range 11 to 56 years) who consulted at our clinic between October 2008 and January 2010. Five oral defects were reconstructed with the SLAMM flap. Three patients underwent reconstruction with SLAMM flap following oncologic resection. The other two patients had traumatic defects in the oral cavity which necessitated flap application. First, the distal end of the flap was incised and the superior labial artery was identified after dissection. After ligation of the artery, the mucosa, submucosa and the cuff of orbicularis oris muscle were elevated. The dissection was extended laterally and anteriorly, depending on the necessary flap size. None of the patients had partial or total flap necrosis. During the follow-up period, contracture developed in only one patient. Successful reconstruction was observed in all patients. The superior labial artery musculo-mucosal flap is a simple and feasible technique which can be used for reconstruction of intraoral defects.

  1. Face reconstruction using lateral intercostal artery perforator-based adipofascial free flap.

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    Jeong, Jae Hoon; Hong, Jin Myung; Imanishi, Nobuaki; Lee, Yoonho; Chang, Hak

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of lateral intercostal artery perforator-based adipofascial free flaps for facial reconstruction in patients with facial soft tissue deficiency. We conducted a retrospective study of five consecutive patients diagnosed with facial soft tissue deficiency who underwent operations between July 2006 and November 2011. Flap design included the area containing the perforators. A linear incision was made along the rib, which had the main intercostal pedicle. First, we dissected below Scarpa's fascia as the dorsal limit of the flap. Then, the adipofascial flap was elevated from the medial to the lateral side, including the perforator that pierces the serratus anterior muscle after emerging from the lateral intercostal artery. After confirming the location of the perforator, pedicle dissection was performed dorsally. Dominant perforators were located on the sixth to eighth intercostal space, and more than four perforators were found in fresh-cadaver angiography. In the clinical case series, the seventh or eighth intercostal artery perforators were used for the free flaps. The mean diameter of the pedicle artery was 1.36 mm, and the mean pedicle length was 61.4 mm. There was one case of partial fat necrosis. No severe complications occurred. This is the first study of facial contour reconstruction using lateral intercostal artery perforator-based adipofascial free flaps. The use of this type of flap was effective and can be considered a good alternative for restoring facial symmetry in patients with severe facial soft tissue deficiency.

  2. Use of lateral circumflex femoral artery system free flaps in skull base reconstruction.

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    Camporro, Daniel; Fueyo, Angel; Martín, Clara; Carnero, Susana; Llorente, José L

    2011-05-01

    We present a 10-year retrospective study at a tertiary center designed to evaluate the advantages, complications, and comparative results using lateral circumflex femoral artery (LCFA) system free flaps for cranial base reconstruction. In this study, a cranial base defect refers to exposed intracranial contents to the skin, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx, oropharynx, or oral cavity. These defects resulted from resections of primary or recurrent neoplasms or from secondary problems after cranial base surgery. We performed 20 flaps in 20 patients. The selection of flap was as follows: 8 combinations of anterolateral/anteromedial thigh flaps with vastus lateralis muscle or tensor fascia lata flaps, 6 ALT fasciocutaneous flaps, and 6 muscle/myocutaneous flaps. The flap's success rate was 95% (19/20). Early major complications included 1 perioperative death, and there was 1 myocardial infarction. Minor complications included 1 partial (12%) flap loss, 2 temporal cerebrospinal fluid leak, 2 donor-site hematoma, 2 minor wound breakdown, 3 facial nerve weakness, and 4 donor-site numbness. Among 20 patients undergoing LCFA system flap reconstruction, 12 are alive and disease free. Local recurrence occurred in 1 patient. She underwent ablative surgery and a new successful free flap (forearm flap); after 2 years, the patient is disease free. The LCFA system flaps in skull base reconstruction provide versatility in flap design and availability of adequate tissues to fill dead space, and it offers vascularized fascia to augment dural repairs. It also provides a very long pedicle and allows simultaneous flap harvest with low donor-site morbidity.

  3. Anterograde Intra-Arterial Urokinase Injection for Salvaging Fibular Free Flap

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    Dae-Sung Lee; Sun-Il Jung; Deok-Woo Kim; Eun-Sang Dhong

    2013-01-01

    We present a case of a 57-year-old male patient who presented with squamous cell carcinoma on his mouth floor with cervical and mandibular metastases. Wide glossectomy with intergonial mandibular ostectomy, and sequential reconstruction using fibular osteomyocutaneous free flap were planned. When the anastomosis between the peroneal artery of the fibular free flap and the right lingual artery was performed, no venous flow was observed at the vena comitans. Then re-anastomosis followed by topi...

  4. Thoraco dorsal artery perforator flap for trismus release in a young girl.

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    Deneuve, Sophie; Qassemyar, Quentin; Blancal, Jean-Philippe; Couloignier, Vincent; Sainte-Rose, Christian; Janot, François; Kolb, Frederic

    2015-11-01

    Trismus is a frequent complication occurring after treatment of tumors of the pterygomaxillary fossa. Local flaps and full-thickness skin grafts fail to release it because they usually lead to scar contracture in previously irradiated tissues. We propose to release it with a thoracodorsal artery perforator flap, which is feasible in children like other perforator flaps. It is interesting because it is thinner than the anterolateral thigh flap and its scar may be less disgraceful and easier to hide. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Distally Based Sural Artery Peroneus Flap (DBSPF) for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction.

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    Ebrahiem, Ahmed Ali; Manas, Raj Kumar; Vinagre, Gustavo

    2017-04-01

    Reconstruction of soft-tissue defects in lower third of leg, ankle, and foot has been a challenge and reconstructive surgeons have been trying to innovate different flaps. To solve this issue, we propose a distally based sural artery peroneus flap (DBSPF) in which we include superficial portion of the peroneus brevis muscle and its blood supply with the peroneal artery distally. The aim of this study was to evaluate the functional outcome and its usefulness over conventional distal sural artery flap or other local options available. This is a case series of 20 patients that include a DBSPF that was done for defects around ankle, distal leg, and foot caused by trauma or tumor ablation within the period of June 2013 to March 2015 in Kasralainy Hospital, Cairo. All cases were evaluated according to flap vascularity, distal reach of flap, aesthetic outcome, and donor-site morbidity. All flaps survived. One flap developed venous congestion that subsided spontaneously with limb elevation. The flap dimension ranged from 42 cm to 442 cm(2), and it reached the midfoot easily. The pivot point was kept as low as 2-6 cm from lateral malleolus according to location of perforators. The ankle stability was maintained, and the desired aesthetic outcome was achieved. The DBSPF is an addition to the armamentarium in plastic surgery for defects around ankle, distal leg, and foot. It is an easy and swift procedure as compared with complex microsurgical reconstruction.

  6. [Gluteal artery based perforator flaps for sacral pressure sore reconstruction in children].

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    Berenguer, B; Simal, I; Marín, M C; E de Tomás; Riquelme, O; García Martín, A; González, J L

    2014-10-01

    Children have much lower incidence of pressure sores (PS) than adults and furthermore, they are diagnosed in earlier stages. Therefore, the reported experience with surgical treatment of advanced pediatric PS is scarce. We present the surgical treatment of 2 chronic PS stage IV in children aged 11 and 14 years, by means of perforator flaps based on the gluteal arteries: in the first case we used a free-style flap based on a left medial gluteal perforator and in the second a large reusable rotation-advancement flap based on both right superior and inferior gluteal artery perforators. In both patients we achieved a rapid cure with 100% survival of the flaps and a stable cover over a 6 month and 1 year follow-up respectively. Gluteal artery perforator flaps can produce excellent and durable results in the reconstructive treatment of sacral pressure sores in children. These flaps carry lower morbidity than musculocutaneous flaps and are more reliable than traditional fasciocutaneous flaps. Furthermore they preserve more reconstructive options in case of recurrence during the children's lifetime.

  7. The distally-based island ulnar artery perforator flap for wrist defects

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    Karki Durga

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Reconstruction of soft tissue defects around the wrist with exposed tendons, joints, nerves and bone represents a challenge to plastic surgeons, and such defects necessitate flap coverage to preserve hand functions and to protect its vital structures. We evaluated the use of a distally-based island ulnar artery perforator flap in patients with volar soft tissue defects around the wrist. Materials and Methods: Between June 2004 and June 2006, seven patients of soft tissue defects on the volar aspect of the wrist underwent distally-based island ulnar artery perforator flap. Out of seven patients, five were male and two patients were female. This flap was used in the reconstruction of the post road traffic accident defects in four patients and post electric burn defects in three patients. Flap was raised on one or two perforators and was rotated to 180°. Results: All flaps survived completely. Donor sites were closed primarily without donor site morbidity. Conclusion: The distally-based island Ulnar artery perforator flap is convenient, reliable, easy to manage and is a single-stage technique for reconstructing soft tissue defects of the volar aspect of the wrist. Early use of this flap allows preservation of vital structures, decreases morbidity and allows for early rehabilitation.

  8. A reusable perforator-preserving gluteal artery-based rotation fasciocutaneous flap for pressure sore reconstruction.

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    Lin, Pao-Yuan; Kuo, Yur-Ren; Tsai, Yun-Ta

    2012-03-01

    Perforator-based fasciocutaneous flaps for reconstructing pressure sores can achieve good functional results with acceptable donor site complications in the short-term. Recurrence is a difficult issue and a major concern in plastic surgery. In this study, we introduce a reusable perforator-preserving gluteal artery-based rotation flap for reconstruction of pressure sores, which can be also elevated from the same incision to accommodate pressure sore recurrence. The study included 23 men and 13 women with a mean age of 59.3 (range 24-89) years. There were 24 sacral ulcers, 11 ischial ulcers, and one trochanteric ulcer. The defects ranged in size from 4 × 3 to 12 × 10 cm(2) . Thirty-six consecutive pressure sore patients underwent gluteal artery-based rotation flap reconstruction. An inferior gluteal artery-based rotation fasciocutaneous flap was raised, and the superior gluteal artery perforator was preserved in sacral sores; alternatively, a superior gluteal artery-based rotation fasciocutaneous flap was elevated, and the inferior gluteal artery perforator was identified and dissected in ischial ulcers. The mean follow-up was 20.8 (range 0-30) months in this study. Complications included four cases of tip necrosis, three wound dehiscences, two recurrences reusing the same flap for pressure sore reconstruction, one seroma, and one patient who died on the fourth postoperative day. The complication rate was 20.8% for sacral ulcers, 54.5% for ischial wounds, and none for trochanteric ulcer. After secondary repair and reconstruction of the compromised wounds, all of the wounds healed uneventfully. The perforator-preserving gluteal artery-based rotation fasciocutaneous flap is a reliable, reusable flap that provides rich vascularity facilitating wound healing and accommodating the difficulties of pressure sore reconstruction. Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  9. Assessing the suitability of medial sural artery perforator flaps in tongue reconstruction – An outcome study

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    Kwon, Soo-Ha; Tsai, Chia-Hsuan; Chang, Kai-Ping; Kao, Huang-Kai

    2017-01-01

    Introduction Oncological resection of the tongue can be reconstructed using a multitude of free flaps. The medial sural artery perforator (MSAP) flap has been well described in the literature in terms of its anatomy and harvest. However, functional outcome studies of post-reconstruction tongue defects using the MSAP flap have not been reported. This study represents the largest outcome study of patients with tongue reconstructions using MSAP flaps and a comprehensive review of its use. Materials and methods From December of 2010 to October of 2015, 579 patients with subtotal glossectomy and free flap reconstructions in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital were retrospectively reviewed. 27 patients were reconstructed with MSAP flap. The pre- and intra-operative factors, as well as flap-related factors were analyzed. Post-operative complications and functional outcomes were evaluated. Donor site assessment were also conducted. Results A 96.3% flap survival rate was found with an average total operating time of 6 hours and 18 minutes. 84.6% of patients had primary closure of the donor site with and the remaining either had skin grafts or delayed closure. Donor site closure can be achieved primarily with no functional deficit. Speech intelligibility remained for most patients. 100% of patients resumed normal oral feeding. Conclusion The MSAP flap is a small to medium sized flap most suited for subtotal glossectomy defects where optimal outcomes can be achieved in terms of speech clarity and restoration of oral intake. PMID:28182639

  10. Application of Orthodromic Island Flap Prosthetics of Homo-Digital Artery in Finger-Tip Defect

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    Daming Lu

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To investigate the clinical efficacy of orthodromic island flap prosthetics of homodigital artery on finger-tip defect. Methods: A total of 21 patients with finger-tip defect from December, 2010 to April, 2013 were given orthodromic island flap prosthetics of homo-digital artery, with the maximum and minimum sizes of flaps being 20 mm×22 mm and 10 mm×15 mm, respectively. Results: All patients with finger-tip defect survived from the flap surgery and the wounds were favorably healed. 3 - 12 months follow-up after operation, the flaps were observed with approving appearance, soft texture and favorable elasticity, with two-point discrimination being 6 - 8 mm. According to TAM detection of hand functions, flaps were excellent healed in 19 cases, good and fairish in 1 case respectively, with effective rate being 95.2%. Conclusion: Orthodromic island flap prosthetics of homo-digital artery is simple and safe in operation with satisfactory effcacy, being the most ideal method for the repair of finger-tip defect.

  11. An anatomic and clinical study of the adductor magnus tendon-descending genicular artery bone flap.

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    Huang, Dong; Wang, Hai-Wen; Xu, Da-Chuan; Wang, Hong-Gang; Wu, Wei-Zhi; Zhang, Hui-Ru

    2011-01-01

    The composite tissue flap of the descending genicular vessels with the adductor magnus tendon is a newly developed, reliable method to repair the Achilles tendon and relevant skin defects. The aim of this study was to evaluate the anatomy of the adductor magnus tendon-descending genicular artery bone flap, and the feasibility and value for the repair of the Achilles tendon and relevant skin defects. There were 34 adult specimens used for the anatomy of this flap. The descending genicular artery originates 10.5 ± 1.6 cm above the adductor tubercle, with a diameter of 1.8 ± 0.6 mm and a length of 1.2 ± 0.5 cm. Its articular branch is distributed in the adductor magnus tendon and the medial condyle of the femur. The saphenous branch has a diameter of 1.1 ± 0.3 mm and is distributed in the skin of the upper medial calf. A total of 16 cases of trauma-induced Achilles tendon damage and calcaneus and skin defects were repaired with the vascularized adductor magnus tendon bone flap, including the reconstruction of Achilles tendon insertion and repair of relevant skin defects. All of the composite tissue flaps were viable, the skin sensation of the flaps was recovered, and all patients walked with a normal gait. Our results suggested that the adductor magnus tendon-descending genicular artery bone flap is an alternative method to repair composite tissue defects of the Achilles tendon.

  12. Ostectomy and Medial Plantar Artery Flap Reconstruction for Charcot Foot Ulceration Involving the Midfoot.

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    Sato, Tomoya; Ichioka, Shigeru

    2016-01-01

    Charcot foot is a serious complication of diabetes, characterized by deformity and overlying ulceration. The condition most commonly affects the midfoot. However, little information is available on the use of a medial plantar artery flap to treat diabetic midfoot ulceration. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the versatility of ostectomy and medial plantar flap reconstruction for midfoot plantar ulceration associated with rocker-bottom deformity secondary to Charcot foot. Four patients underwent ostectomy and medial plantar flap reconstruction. Before flap reconstruction, the devitalized soft tissues and bone were radically resected. After the infection had been controlled, the ulcerated portion was minimally excised, and the bony prominence underlying the ulcer was removed. A medial plantar artery flap was applied to the ulcer. The donor site was covered with a split-thickness skin graft or artificial dermis. In all patients, the ulcers healed and independent ambulation was achieved. However, 1 patient experienced ulcer recurrence, and subsequent infection necessitated a major amputation. Limb salvage is challenging in the setting of deformity and intractable plantar ulceration. The advantages of medial plantar artery flap reconstruction are that tissues with a rich blood supply are used to cover the exposed bone, and the flap can withstand the pressure and shear stress of the patient's body weight. However, a dominant artery in the foot is sacrificed. Therefore, the patency of the dorsalis pedis artery must be confirmed in every patient. The results of the present study have demonstrated that a medial plantar artery can be an effective alternative for diabetic patients with a plantar ulcer secondary to Charcot foot.

  13. Partial breast reconstruction with mini superficial inferior epigastric artery and mini deep inferior epigastric perforator flaps.

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    Spiegel, Aldona J; Eldor, Liron

    2010-08-01

    In this study, partial breast reconstruction was undertaken after breast conservation therapy using mini abdominal free flaps on both an immediate and delayed basis.Patient demographics, oncologic status, reconstructive data, and complications were collected from medical records.Twelve patients (age range 39-60) were included in this study with a mean follow-up time of 5 years. Ten mini superficial inferior epigastric artery flaps and 2 mini deep inferior epigastric perforator flaps were used (7 immediate and 5 delayed reconstructions). No flap lost, 1 minor abdominal wound dehiscence, and no local or distant recurrences were noted. Good to excellent results were reported by 91% of the women.In properly selected patients with high motivation toward breast conservation, tailored abdominal mini-free flaps can safely and satisfactorily be implemented for the reconstruction of partial mastectomy defects. Patients should be comprehensively educated on the potential future implications of using the abdominal donor site for partial breast reconstruction.

  14. Submental Artery Island Flap in Reconstruction of Harde Plate after wide Surgical Resection of Veruccous Carcinoma. Two case reports

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    Amin Rahpeyma

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Reconstruction of intraoral soft tissue defects is important in restoring function and esthetic. In large defects, there will be demand for regional pedicle flaps or free flaps. Hard palate separates nasal and oral cavities. Due to the small surface area between flap and remaining palate after surgical resections, optimal blood supply of the flaps for hard palate reconstructions are needed. This article demonstrates immediate reconstruction of two edentulous hemimaxillectomy patients with submental artery Island flap and brief review of this flap discussed. 

  15. Reverse peroneal artery flap for large defects of ankle and foot: A reliable reconstructive technique

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    Jose Tharayil

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Large soft tissue defects around the lower third of the leg, ankle and foot always have been challenging to reconstruct. Reverse sural flaps have been used for this problem with variable success. Free tissue transfer has revolutionised management of these problem wounds in selected cases. Materials and Methods: Twenty-two patients with large defects around the lower third of the leg, ankle and foot underwent reconstruction with reverse peroneal artery flap (RPAF over a period of 7 years. The mean age of these patients was 41.2 years. Results: Of the 22 flaps, 21 showed complete survival without even marginal necrosis. One flap failed, where atherosclerotic occlusion of peroneal artery was evident on the table. Few patients had minor donor site problems that settled with conservative management. Conclusions: RPAF is a very reliable flap for the coverage of large soft tissue defects of the heel, sole and dorsum of foot. This flap adds versatility in planning and execution of this extended reverse sural flap.

  16. The reverse digital artery island flap: clinical experience in 120 fingers.

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    Han, S K; Lee, B I; Kim, W K

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    Fingertip injuries represent the most common type of injuries seen in the upper extremity. Their management is functionally and aesthetically important but at the same time very controversial. The aim of this study is to report usefulness and postoperative results of reverse digital artery island flaps for fingertip reconstruction. From July of 1984 to December of 1995, 120 fingers in 110 patients with defects of the distal phalanx were reconstructed by reverse digital artery island flaps at Korea University Guro Hospital. We reviewed the medical records of our cases and analyzed them in several aspects. In 21 cases, neurorrhaphy was performed to improve sensibility. In the majority of the cases, the defect was covered primarily, whereas in 27 cases it was covered secondarily after composite graft, replantation, and so on. All the flaps survived except for one. Long-term follow-up for more than 6 months was possible in 44 fingers in 41 patients. Light touch and temperature sensation could be detected in all the evaluated flaps. The mean values of the static two-point discrimination test in sensate and insensate flaps were 6.2 and 10.2 mm, respectively. The reverse digital artery island flap is a safe and reliable procedure with a high survival rate and therefore is an excellent choice for coverage of fingertip defects.

  17. Thoracodorsal artery perforator fasciocutaneous flap: A versatile alternative for coverage of various soft tissue defects

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    Celalettin Sever

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The thoracodorsal artery perforator (TDAP flap has contributed to the efficient reconstruction of tissue defects that require a large amount of cutaneous tissue. The optimal reconstruction method should provide thin, and well-vascularized tissue with minimal donor-site morbidity. The indications for the use of this particular flap with other flaps are discussed in this article. Materials and Methods: Thirteen patients underwent soft tissue reconstruction using TDAP flaps between 2009 and 2011. Of those, there were four cases of antecubital burn contracture, three cases of axillary burn contracture, two cases of giant hair cell nevus of upper extremity, two cases of axillary reconstruction following severe recurrent hidradenitis, and two cases of crush injury. All patients were male and their ages ranged from 20 to 23 (average, 21 years. The mean follow-up period was 8 months (range, 4-22 months. Results: All reconstructive procedures were completed without any major complications. Minor complications related to transfered flaps were wound dehiscence in one case, transient venous congestion in two cases. Minor complication related to the donor site was seroma in one case. The success rate was 100%, with satisfactory cosmetic results. Conclusions: The TDAP flap is a safe and extremely versatile flap that offers significant advantages in acute and delayed reconstruction. Although the vascular anatomy may be variable, free and pedicled TDAP flap is a versatile alternative for soft tissue defects. It adapts very well to the soft tissue defects with acceptable donor site scar.

  18. Anterograde Intra-Arterial Urokinase Injection for Salvaging Fibular Free Flap

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    Dae-Sung Lee

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available We present a case of a 57-year-old male patient who presented with squamous cell carcinoma on his mouth floor with cervical and mandibular metastases. Wide glossectomy with intergonial mandibular ostectomy, and sequential reconstruction using fibular osteomyocutaneous free flap were planned. When the anastomosis between the peroneal artery of the fibular free flap and the right lingual artery was performed, no venous flow was observed at the vena comitans. Then re-anastomosis followed by topical application of papaverine and lidocaine was attempted. However, the blood supply was not recovered. Warm saline irrigation over 30 minutes was also useless. Microvascular thromboses of donor vessels were clinically suspected, so a solution of 100,000 units of urokinase was infused once through a 26-gauge angiocatheter inserted into the recipient artery just at the arterial anastomotic site, until the solution gushed out through the flap vena comitans. Immediately after the application of urokinase, arterial flow and venous return were restored. There were no complications during the follow-up period of 11 months. We believe that vibrating injuries from the reciprocating saw during osteotomies and flap insetting might be the cause of microvascular thromboses. The use of urokinase may provide a viable option for the treatment of suspicious intraoperative arterial thrombosis.

  19. Anterograde intra-arterial urokinase injection for salvaging fibular free flap.

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    Lee, Dae-Sung; Jung, Sun-Il; Kim, Deok-Woo; Dhong, Eun-Sang

    2013-05-01

    We present a case of a 57-year-old male patient who presented with squamous cell carcinoma on his mouth floor with cervical and mandibular metastases. Wide glossectomy with intergonial mandibular ostectomy, and sequential reconstruction using fibular osteomyocutaneous free flap were planned. When the anastomosis between the peroneal artery of the fibular free flap and the right lingual artery was performed, no venous flow was observed at the vena comitans. Then re-anastomosis followed by topical application of papaverine and lidocaine was attempted. However, the blood supply was not recovered. Warm saline irrigation over 30 minutes was also useless. Microvascular thromboses of donor vessels were clinically suspected, so a solution of 100,000 units of urokinase was infused once through a 26-gauge angiocatheter inserted into the recipient artery just at the arterial anastomotic site, until the solution gushed out through the flap vena comitans. Immediately after the application of urokinase, arterial flow and venous return were restored. There were no complications during the follow-up period of 11 months. We believe that vibrating injuries from the reciprocating saw during osteotomies and flap insetting might be the cause of microvascular thromboses. The use of urokinase may provide a viable option for the treatment of suspicious intraoperative arterial thrombosis.

  20. The Anterior Intercostal Artery Flap: Anatomical and Radiologic Study.

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    Carrasco-López, Cristian; Julian Ibañez, Juan Francisco; Vilà, Jordi; Rodriguez-Baeza, Alfonso; Carrera-Burgaya, Anna; Reina-de-la-Torre, Francisco; Damaso-Margelí-Cervera, Victor; Fernandez-Llamazares-Rodriguez, Jaime; Higueras-Suñe, Carmen

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    Reconstruction of the anterior thorax is complex because of the presence of aesthetically important areas such as the breast, sternum, and upper abdomen. For this reason, a wide variety of pedicled perforator flaps have been described. The anterior intercostal perforator flap is one of these perforators flaps and is valuable for use in breast reconstruction surgery. The location and characteristics of the anterior intercostal perforators were evaluated both anatomically and radiologically. The anatomical study was conducted in a set of 14 hemitrunk cadavers, and the radiologic study was performed retrospectively from a randomly selected set of images obtained from 30 female patients who underwent thoracic computed tomographic angiography for other health problems at the authors' institution during the year 2015. The findings were then compared. A total of 60 perforators in 14 hemitrunks were identified and mapped. Perforators were found in all hemithoraces. The lateral third donor location was the most reliable zone, containing larger and more numerous perforators compared with the other donor regions. According to the radiologic study, a total of 164 perforators in 30 computed tomographic angiographs were identified and mapped. Perforators were found in all thoraxes. The authors found that the intercostal perforator flap has a consistent vascularization. Computed tomographic angiography is less reliable than dissection in identifying the number of perforators. The authors' findings suggest that intercostal perforator flaps are reliable and consistent flaps for reconstruction of the upper trunk.

  1. Bilateral Breast Reconstruction with Extended Thoracodorsal Artery Perforator Propeller Flaps and Implants

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    Gunnarsson, Gudjon L; Børsen-Koch, Mikkel; Nielsen, Henrik Toft

    2015-01-01

    We present our experience of bilateral total breast reconstruction using a double-sided extended thoracodorsal artery perforator propeller flap in a case series of 10 patients. Reconstruction was successfully achieved in all cases with few complications. The median time for surgery was 275 minutes...... (200-330), and the average implant size used was 350 cm(3) (195-650). We demonstrate how the extended thoracodorsal artery perforator propeller flap allows for a swift and reliable direct to implant bilateral total breast reconstruction in a simple setting and is a valuable adjunct to our armamentarium...... of techniques for single-stage bilateral breast reconstruction....

  2. Immediate reconstruction using free medial circumflex femoral artery perforator flaps after breast-conserving surgery.

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    Izumi, Ken; Fujikawa, Masakazu; Tashima, Hiroki; Saito, Takuya; Sotsuka, Yohei; Tomita, Koichi; Hosokawa, Ko

    2013-11-01

    Recent advances in perforator flap surgical techniques have allowed for safe and reliable autologous tissue transfer with minimal donor-site morbidity. Between April 2012 and January 2013, we performed immediate breast reconstruction using free medial circumflex femoral artery perforator (MCFAP) flaps in 15 patients after breast-conserving surgery. The flaps were harvested from patients in the lithotomy position, while a second surgical team simultaneously conducted tumour resection. Of the 15 procedures performed, three flaps were dissected as true perforator flaps, while 12 flaps were dissected as muscle-sparing perforator flaps. The mean flap weight was 138.5 g (range, 77-230 g) and the mean pedicle length was 5.7 cm (range, 3.0-9.0 cm). Recipient vessels for anastomosis were serratus branches in 10 patients, internal mammary vessels in three patients and thoracodorsal vessels in two patients. The mean duration of surgery was 6.74 h (range, 5.65-9.45 h). There were no major complications requiring surgical intervention. Researchers observed partial flap necrosis, which manifested as small firm lesions in two patients, as well as local wound infection and dehiscence in one patient, which resolved spontaneously. There were no instances of donor-site seroma formation or lymphoedema in any of the patients. An objective assessment of postoperative photographs showed that cosmetic results were mostly satisfactory. Donor-site scars along the medial groin crease were inconspicuous and readily concealed by clothing. Given its reliable vascularity and minimal donor-site morbidity, the free MCFAP flap can be a good alternative for partial breast reconstruction after breast-conserving surgery.

  3. Immediate breast reconstruction using the free lumbar artery perforator flap and lateral thoracic vein interposition graft for recipient lateral thoracic artery anastomosis

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    Toshihiko Satake

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The lumbar artery perforator (LAP flap, which contains excess skin and fat tissue, love handles, that extends from the lower back to upper buttock, may provide an alternate tissue source for autologous breast reconstruction. However, LAP flap use during this procedure frequently requires vessel interposition grafts to correct the short flap pedicle length and mismatched recipient vessel calibre. A 46-year-old patient underwent a right nipple-sparing mastectomy using a lateral approach for ductal carcinoma in situ and immediate LAP flap breast reconstruction. The lateral thoracic vessel served as the recipient vessel, and a lateral thoracic vein interposition graft from the distal remnant was performed to adjust the arterial length and size discrepancy between the recipient lateral thoracic artery and pedicle artery. This procedure facilitates microsurgical anastomosis and medialisation of LAP flap to make a natural decollete line and create a cleavage for the reconstructed breast.

  4. 应用改良掌背皮瓣修复手指中、远节皮肤缺损%The clinical application of improved dorsal metacarpal flap in repairing of the middle and distal segment of finger skin defects

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    李星星; 朱旭勇; 周磊; 赵昌杰; 陈志阳

    2015-01-01

    目的:报道改良掌背皮瓣修复手指中、远节皮肤组织缺损的临床应用。方法:2011年3月-2014年9月,采用改良掌背皮瓣治疗各指中、远节皮肤缺损8例。将掌背皮瓣的旋转点位于指蹼以远、近节指间关节近1.0cm之间。皮瓣切取面积:2.0cm×2.0cm~5.5cm×3.5cm。结果:7例皮瓣全部成活,1例皮瓣远端部分坏死经换药等处理瘢痕愈合。术后平均随访6个月,皮瓣外形、色泽、血运良好,厚薄适中,两点辩别觉1.1~2.5cm手部功能满意。结论:改良掌背皮瓣(将皮瓣旋转点向远端推移至指蹼以远)修复手指中、远节皮肤组织缺损的临床疗效良好。%Objective To discuss the clinical application of improved dorsal metacarpal flap in repairing of the middle and distal segment of finger skin defects. Methods Summary of 8 cases with skin defects in the middle and distal segment of finger were repaired with improved dorsal metacarpal flap since March 2011 to September 2014.The rotation point of the dorsal metacarpal flap located in Webbed finger refers to Far and near section between nearly 1cm of the interphalangeal joint. The area of the flap was cut out is from 2.0cmí2.0cm- 5.5cmí3.5cm. Results 7 cases flaps were all survived,one distal portion of the flap necrosis was scar healed by dressing and other treatment.Good appearance,colour and lustre,blood supply of the flap, medium thickness,two- point discrimination 1.1cm to 2.5cm and satisfaction of hand function have been seen after an average followed - up of 6 months. Conclusion There was a good clinical efficacy improved dorsal metacarpal flap in repairing of the middle and distal segment of finger skin defects.

  5. Awkward defects around the elbow: The radial recurrent artery flap revisited

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    Maksud M Devale

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Soft tissue defects on the posterior aspect of the elbow are commonly seen in patients treated with internal fixation for fractures around the elbow joint. An axial flap based on the radial recurrent artery (RRA is very useful for such defects, especially if a posterior midline arm incision has been taken for skeletal fixation. The aim of this study is to describe the usefulness of RRA flap (based on the RRA in the management of such defects. Materials and Methods: We present a retrospective analysis of 4 cases managed with the RRA flap for soft tissue reconstruction of defects around the elbow joint at our institute from January 2015 to August 2016. All the patients were males with a history of exposed implant following internal fixation of olecranon/distal humerus fracture. The size of defects ranged from 4 cm × 4 cm to 7 cm × 5 cm. Results of the analysis are presented here. Results: All flaps survived completely. There was no infection, hematoma or distal neurovascular deficit. There was minimal donor site morbidity. Conclusion: The RRA flap is a useful, simple flap for defects around the elbow joint in select patients providing one stage, reliable, cosmetically acceptable coverage.

  6. [EFFECTIVENESS OF DEEP INFERIOR EPIGASTRIC ARTERY PERFORATOR FLAP FOR REPAIR OF PERINEAL AND PERIANAL CICATRICIAL CONTRACTURE].

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    Du, Liping; You, Xiaobo; Tang, Kuangyun; Fu, Rong

    2015-08-01

    To discuss the effectiveness of deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap to repair perineal and perianal cicatricial contracture. Between March 2007 and December 2013, 23 patients with perineal and perianal cicatricial contracture were treated with deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap. There were 15 males and 8 females, aged from 21 to 62 years (mean, 42 years). Burn depth was III degree. The burning scars involved in the fascia, even deeper, which was rated as peripheral type (mild stenosis of the anal region and perianal cicatricial contracture) in 13 cases and as central type (severe stenosis of the anal region and anal canal with shift or defect of external genitalia) in 10 cases. All patients had limited hip abduction and squatting. Repair operation was performed at 3 months to 2 years (mean, 6 months) after wound healing. The size of soft tissue defects ranged from 10 cmx6 cm to 28 cm x 13 cm after scar excision and release. The size of flaps ranged from 12 cmx7 cm to 30 cmx15 cm. The donor site was sutured directly in 16 cases and repaired by autograft of skin in 7 cases. The flap had distal necrosis, distal cyanosis, and spotted necrosis in 1 case, 2 cases, and 1 case respectively, which were cured after symptomatic treatment; the other flaps survived and wound healed primarily. Twenty-one patients were followed up 6 months to 2 years (mean, 1 year). Nineteen patients had good appearance of the perinea and position of external genitalia, normal function of defecation function; stenosis of the anal region was relived, and the flaps had good texture and elasticity. Linear scar contracture was observed at the edge of flap in 2 cases, and the appearance of the perineum was restored after Z plasty. The hip abduction reached 30-40°. No abdominal hernia was found at donor site. Deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap has stable blood supply and flexible design, which is similar to the perianal and perineal tissues. The good effectiveness

  7. The inframammary extending lateral intercostal artery perforator flap for reconstruction of axillary contractures: a case report.

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    Stillaert, F B; Casaer, B; Roche, N; Van Landuyt, K; Hamdi, M; Blondeel, P N; Monstrey, S

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    Release and reconstruction of axillary scar contractures can be challenging due to the specific anatomic site and contouring of the axillary region. Pliable and unscarred skin coverage of resulting defects after scar release is needed which enhances the postoperative recovery and revalidation. When traditional donor regions of fasciocutaneous flaps are involved in the scarred area, options are few. We describe the design and versatility of an inframammary extended lateral intercostal artery perforator (LICAP) flap to reconstruct an axillary defect after wide scar release and debridement. The postoperative recovery was uneventful with restoration of the range of motion of the shoulder joint.

  8. An unusual bifid first metacarpal

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    Kumar Suresh

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Bifid first metacarpal is a common congenital anomaly. Here, we report an unusual case of bifid first metacarpal in a 13-year-old girl who presented with swan neck deformity of left thumb, a bony prominence on ulnar aspect of left thumb in the first web space and a bifid first metacarpal lacking its own epiphysis. The patient underwent surgery, resulting in complete functional recovery as well as cosmetic improvement of the left thumb.

  9. Preoperative Angiographic Criteria for Predicting Free-Flap Transfer Outcomes in Patients With Lower-Extremity Peripheral Arterial Disease.

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    Park, Sang Woo; Kim, Junhyung; Choi, Jaehoon; Kim, Jun Sik; Lee, Jeong Hwan; Park, Young Sook

    2016-09-29

    Patients scheduled for microsurgical reconstruction of the lower leg often receive preoperative assessment of recipient vessels using angiography. However, no clear standard is available for evaluating angiographic results to predict free-flap survival outcomes. We developed angiographic criteria for predicting surgical outcome in patients with lower-extremity peripheral arterial disease based on abnormality of the anterior tibial and posterior tibial arteries. We applied the criteria to a small number of patients scheduled for microsurgical reconstruction of the lower leg. Angiographies with arterial abnormalities were classified into 3 groups: favorable free-flap survival, compromised free-flap survival, and postsurgical pedal ischemia. The study enrolled 50 patients between 2005 and 2013. In 42% of patients, arterial abnormalities were observed by angiography. Age >65 years was the strongest risk factor for development of lower-leg arterial abnormality (P free-flap survival and compromised free-flap survival groups, free-flap transfers were attempted in 7 patients but intraoperatively abandoned in 2 patients, with postoperative failure in 1 patient. In the postsurgical pedal ischemia group, free-flap transfers were attempted in 10 patients but intraoperatively abandoned in 6 patients, with postoperative failure in 3.

  10. Reconstruction after Anterior Chest Wall Keloid Resection Using Internal Mammary Artery Perforator Propeller Flaps

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    Ogawa, Rei; Ono, Shimpei; Akaishi, Satoshi; Dohi, Teruyuki; Iimura, Takeshi; Nakao, Junichi

    2016-01-01

    Background: It is difficult to completely resect huge anterior chest wall keloids and then close the wound directly. We report here our retrospective analysis of our case series of patients with such keloids who underwent reconstruction with internal mammary artery perforator (IMAP) pedicled propeller flaps and then received postoperative high-dose-rate superficial brachytherapy. Methods: All consecutive patients with large/severe keloids on the anterior chest wall who underwent keloid resection followed by reconstruction with IMAP-pedicled propeller flaps and then high-dose-rate superficial brachytherapy in our academic hospital were identified. All cases were followed for >18 months. Donor site position, perforator pedicle, flap size, angle of flap rotation, complications, and recurrence were documented. Results: There were nine men and one woman. The average age was 37.9 years. The average follow-up duration was 28.7 months. The largest flap was 16 × 4 cm. The dominant perforators of the internal mammary artery were located in the sixth (n = 2), seventh (n = 5), eighth (n = 1), and ninth (n = 2) intercostal spaces. Twelve months after surgery, patients reported marked relief from keloid-associated pain and itching, except in two patients who underwent partial keloid resection; their remaining keloids were still troublesome but after conservative therapies, including steroid ointments/plasters, the keloids gradually ameliorated. Eighteen months after surgery, there was no keloid recurrence or new development of keloids on the donor site. Conclusions: IMAP-pedicled propeller flaps transfer skin tension from the anterior chest wall to the abdomen. Our series suggests that this approach combined with radiation therapy can control keloid recurrence.

  11. Utility of Indocyanine Green Angiography in Arterial Selection during Free Flap Harvest in Patients with Severe Peripheral Vascular Disease

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    Summary: Indocyanine green angiography (SPY) was used to guide arterial selection for an anterolateral thigh free flap in the setting of severe peripheral vascular disease. SPY technology serves as a novel and sensitive intraoperative tool to predict decreased tissue perfusion from vessel sacrifice for flap harvest. Change in SPY time parameters measuring superficial blood flow distal to the donor site while temporarily intraoperatively clamping different possible arterial pedicles can optimi...

  12. The versatile reverse flow sural artery neurocutaneous flap: A case series and review of literature

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    Fok Margaret

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Reverse flow sural neurocutaneous flap has been utilized more frequently during the past decade to cover vital structures around the foot and ankle area. The potential advantages are the relatively constant blood supply, ease of elevation and preservation of major vascular trunks in the leg. The potential disadvantages remain venous congestion, donor site morbidity and lack of sensation. Methods This descriptive case series was conducted at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, from 1997 to 2003. Ten patients having undergone reverse flow sural neurocutaneous flap were identified through medical records. There were six females (60% and four males (40%, with an average age of 59.8 years. The defects occurred as a result of trauma in five patients (50%, diabetic ulcers in four (40% and decubitus ulcer in one (10% paraplegic patient. The defect site included non weight bearing heel in four (40%, tendo Achilles in two (20%, distal tibia in two (20%, lateral malleolus in one (10% and medial aspect of the midfoot in one patient (10%. The maximum flap size harvested was 14 × 6 cm. Preoperative doppler evaluation was performed in all patients to identify perforators and modified plaster of paris boot was used in the post operative period. A detailed questionnaire was developed addressing variables of interest. Results There was no flap failure. Venous congestion was encountered in one case. The donor site was relatively unsightly but acceptable to all patients. The loss of sensation in the sural nerve distribution was transient in all patients. Conclusion Reverse sural artery flap remains to be the workhorse flap to resurface the soft tissue defects of the foot and ankle. Anastomosis of the sural nerve to the digital plantar nerve can potentially solve the issue of lack of sensation in the flap especially when used for weight bearing heel.

  13. Chondromyxoid fibroma of the metacarpal

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    Hau, M.A.; Fox, E.J. [Orthopaedic Oncology Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); Rosenberg, A.E. [Pathology Dept., Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); Mankin, H.J. [Orthopaedic Oncology Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); Orthopaedic Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (United States)

    2001-12-01

    This report describes a chondromyxoid fibroma which developed in the distal part of the second metacarpal of a 12-year-old girl. The tumor is rare, perhaps the rarest of all bone tumors, and the occurrence in a metacarpal of a young female is extraordinarily uncommon. (orig.)

  14. Primary arthrodesis and sural artery flap coverage for subtalar joint osteomyelitis in a diabetic patient.

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    Ramanujam, Crystal L; Zgonis, Thomas

    2011-04-01

    Diabetic chronic wounds with joint sepsis and osteomyelitis of the hindfoot can be difficult pathologic entities to treat. Limb salvage approaches are based on careful preoperative evaluation, surgical technique, and postoperative care. This article reviews the overall management of subtalar joint osteomyelitis with a case report showing primary arthrodesis with external fixation and soft tissue coverage with a reverse sural artery neurofasciocutaneous flap. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Occult stenosis of the common carotid artery complicating mandibular reconstruction with a fibular free flap.

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    Bater, M C; Brennan, P A; Mellor, T K; Tilley, E

    2006-02-01

    An unsuspected severely stenosed common carotid artery that compromised a free flap for mandibular reconstruction is described. To our knowledge no one has advocated the assessment of the carotid tree before transfer of free tissue. We suggest that patients with several risk factors for peripheral vascular disease should have colour flow duplex imaging of the carotid system if transfer of free tissue is being considered.

  16. Reconstruction of cervical scar contracture using axial thoracic flap based on the thoracic branch of the supraclavicular artery.

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    Ma, Xianjie; Li, Yang; Wang, Lu; Li, Weiyang; Dong, Liwei; Xia, Wei; Su, Yingjun

    2014-09-01

    Cervical scar contracture causes both physical and psychological distress for burn patients. Many pedicle flaps or skin grafting have been suggested for reconstruction of cervical scar contracture with variable results in the literature. The authors present the axial thoracic flap based on the thoracic branch of the supraclavicular artery (TBSA) for reconstruction of cervical scar contracture. Postburn scar contractures in anterior neck region of 66 patients had been reconstructed with the axial pattern thoracic flaps based on the TBSA, including 1 expanded and 10 nonexpanded pedicle flaps, and 9 expanded and 46 nonexpanded island pedicle flaps, during 1988 through 2012. After removing and releasing the cervical scar contracture, the flap was designed in the thoracic region. The axial artery of the flap is the TBSA bifurcating from the intersection point of sternocleidomastoid muscle and omohyoid muscle with several concomitant veins as the axial veins. The flap can be designed in a large area within the borders of the anterior border of the trapezius muscle superiorly, the middle part of the deltoid muscle laterally, the midsternal line medially, and the level 3 to 4 cm below nipples inferiorly. After incisions were made along the medial, inferior, and lateral border, dissection was performed toward the pedicle. Donor site was closed directly in expanded cases and with skin grafting in nonexpanded cases. Cervical scar contractures were repaired with good functional and cosmetic results in 64 cases among this cohort. Flap tip necrosis in other 2 cases, caused by postoperative hematoma, was repaired by skin grafting. The color and texture of all flaps were fitted with those of the surrounding skin. The donor sites all healed primarily. The flap sensation in the thoracic region regained in the early stage postoperatively and that in cervical area recovered completely after 6 months according to the report of the patients. With reliable blood supply based on the

  17. Rib-sparing and internal mammary artery-preserving microsurgical breast reconstruction with the free DIEP flap.

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    Kim, Hyungsuk; Lim, So-Young; Pyon, Jai-Kyong; Bang, Sa-Ik; Oh, Kap Sung; Lee, Jeong Eon; Nam, Seok Jin; Mun, Goo-Hyun

    2013-03-01

    Using an internal mammary artery as the recipient vessel in a free flap autologous breast reconstruction is common practice, but this vessel is often sacrificed for end-to-end anastomosis and is typically assessed by removing a costal cartilage segment. The authors studied the reliability of the end-to-side arterial anastomosis using a rib-sparing approach by comparing it with end-to-end anastomosis. The authors analyzed 100 consecutive medical records of patients who underwent autologous breast reconstruction with a free deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap in which the internal mammary vessels were assessed using a rib-sparing technique. The study compared the complications between the two groups of end-to-side arterial anastomosis (50 cases) and end-to-end arterial anastomosis (50 cases). Exposure of the internal mammary artery using a rib-sparing technique was performed successfully in all 100 flaps. The second and third intercostal spaces were used in 46 and 54 cases, respectively. The mean width of the used intercostal space was 18.3 ± 2.4 mm in the end-to-side group and 18.3 ± 2.9 mm in the end-to-end group (p = 0.923). All flaps survived without partial or total necrosis. One case of venous insufficiency that required exploration occurred in the end-to-side group; the flap was totally saved with venous revision. There was no significant statistical difference between the end-to-side and end-to-end groups in all other variables, including mean flap ischemic time (p = 0.431) and fat necrosis (p = 0.339). The rib-sparing and internal mammary artery-preserving free deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap transfer is an efficient and safe technique for microsurgical breast reconstruction.

  18. A study of the use of the supraclavicular artery flap for resurfacing of head, neck, and upper torso defects

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    Telang Parag

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The head and neck region is an aesthetically demanding area to resurface because of its high visibility. Tissue defects in this area often require distant flaps or free flaps to achieve an aesthetically acceptable result. The use of the Supraclavicular artery flap represents an extremely versatile and useful option for the resurfacing of head, neck and upper torso defects. Furthermore, islanding the flap gives it a wide arc of rotation and the color and texture match is superior to that of free flaps harvested from distant sites. In our study, we used the flap (both unexpanded and expanded predominantly for resurfacing neck defects resulting from the release of post-burn contractures. However, its applicability in other indications would also be similar. Except one, all our flaps survived almost completely and the post-operative morbidity was very low. We conclude that the supraclavicular artery flap not only provides a reasonably good color and texture match but also maintains the multi-directional activity in the neck region.

  19. Sural artery perforator flap with posterior tibial neurovascular decompression for recurrent foot ulcer in leprosy patients

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    Ismail, Hossam El-din Ali

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    Full Text Available Introduction: The sensory loss and alteration of the shape of the foot make the foot liable to trauma and pressure, and subsequently cause more callus formation, blisters, and ulcers. Foot ulcers usually are liable to secondary infection as cellulitis or osteomyelitis, and may result in amputations. Foot ulcers are a major problem and a major cause of handicaps in leprosy patients. The current study is to present our clinical experience and evaluate the use of sural flap with posterior tibial neurovascular decompression (PTND in recurrent foot ulcers in leprosy patients.Patient and methods: A total number of 9 patients were suffering from chronic sequelae of leprosy as recurrent foot ulcers. All the patients were reconstructed with the reverse sural artery fasciocutaneous flap with posterior tibial neurovascular decompression from September 2012 to August 2015. Six patients were male and three were female with a mean age of 39.8 years (range, 30–50 years. All the soft tissue defects were in the weight-bearing area of the inside of the foot. The flap sizes ranged from 15/4 to 18/6 cm. Mean follow-up period was 21.2 months (range, 35–2 months.Results: All the flaps healed uneventfully. There was no major complication as total flap necrosis. Only minor complications occurred which were treated without surgical intervention except in two patients who developed superficial necrosis of the skin paddle. Surgical debridement was done one week later. The flap was completely viable after surgery, and the contour of the foot was restored. We found that an improvement of sensation occurred in those patients in whom the anesthesia started one year ago or less and no sensory recovery in patient in whom the anesthesia had lasted for more than two years.Conclusion: The reverse sural artery flap with posterior tibial neurovascular decompression provides a reliable method for recurrent foot soft tissue reconstruction in leprosy patients with encouraging

  20. Sural artery perforator flap with posterior tibial neurovascular decompression for recurrent foot ulcer in leprosy patients

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    Ismail, Hossam El-din Ali; El Fahar, Mohamed Hassan

    2017-01-01

    Introduction: The sensory loss and alteration of the shape of the foot make the foot liable to trauma and pressure, and subsequently cause more callus formation, blisters, and ulcers. Foot ulcers usually are liable to secondary infection as cellulitis or osteomyelitis, and may result in amputations. Foot ulcers are a major problem and a major cause of handicaps in leprosy patients. The current study is to present our clinical experience and evaluate the use of sural flap with posterior tibial neurovascular decompression (PTND) in recurrent foot ulcers in leprosy patients. Patient and methods: A total number of 9 patients were suffering from chronic sequelae of leprosy as recurrent foot ulcers. All the patients were reconstructed with the reverse sural artery fasciocutaneous flap with posterior tibial neurovascular decompression from September 2012 to August 2015. Six patients were male and three were female with a mean age of 39.8 years (range, 30–50 years). All the soft tissue defects were in the weight-bearing area of the inside of the foot. The flap sizes ranged from 15/4 to 18/6 cm. Mean follow-up period was 21.2 months (range, 35–2 months). Results: All the flaps healed uneventfully. There was no major complication as total flap necrosis. Only minor complications occurred which were treated without surgical intervention except in two patients who developed superficial necrosis of the skin paddle. Surgical debridement was done one week later. The flap was completely viable after surgery, and the contour of the foot was restored. We found that an improvement of sensation occurred in those patients in whom the anesthesia started one year ago or less and no sensory recovery in patient in whom the anesthesia had lasted for more than two years. Conclusion: The reverse sural artery flap with posterior tibial neurovascular decompression provides a reliable method for recurrent foot soft tissue reconstruction in leprosy patients with encouraging function and

  1. Management of recurrent ischial pressure sore with gracilis muscle flap and V-Y profunda femoris artery perforator-based flap.

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    Lee, Su-Shin; Huang, Shu-Hung; Chen, Meng-Chum; Chang, Kao-Ping; Lai, Chung-Sheng; Lin, Sin-Daw

    2009-10-01

    Inappropriate seating has been implicated as a major contributing factor in ischial pressure-sore recurrence. During their lifetime, paraplegic patients may require several flaps for closure of the same or some other adjacent pressure sore. Despite a wide variety of flap reconstruction options being described, the ischium remains the most difficult pressure-sore site to treat. From June 1998 to July 2006, there were 253 pressure-sore patients operated upon at Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital. Ten patients (eight men and two women) suffered from recurrent ischial pressure sores, and all of them received more than one flap reconstruction for the ischial defect. For the treatment of the recurrent ischial pressure sore, gracilis muscle flap and readvancement of the V-Y profunda femoris artery perforator-based flap were used to fill the dead space as well as cover the defect. Among these 10 recurrent ischial pressure-sore patients, six of them had suffered bilateral ischial ulcers. Eight of them had previous sacral pressure sores. In all, 32 flap reconstruction procedures were performed on these 10 patients. Unfortunately, one patient had recurrent grade II bilateral ischial pressure sores after 11 months of ulcer-free period. The other nine patients had no recurrence noted, and enjoyed their lives with an average 27.2 months ulcer-free period (range 9-53 months). The fasciocutaneous flap provides a higher mechanical resistance than the detached and transposed muscle. However, for the recurrent ischial ulcer patients, readvancement of the perforator-based fasciocutaneous flap alone cannot provide adequate bulk to obliterate the 'dead space' after debridement of the bursa and the surrounding necrotic tissue. By combining the readvancement of V-Y profunda femoris artery perforator-based fasciocutaneous flap and gracilis muscle flap, these recurrent ischial ulcers will heal without complication. Recurrence of ulceration often develops despite successful flap closure

  2. What's the remedy for the distal necrosis of DIEP flap, better venous drain or more arterial supply?

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    Zhang, Yi; Wang, Tingliang; Wei, Jiao; He, Jinguang; Wang, Tao; Liu, Ying; Xu, Hua; Dong, Jiasheng

    2017-01-01

    We developed a novel pedicled DIEP flap model in rat to explore the possible remedy for the distal necrosis of the flap. A deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap, based on the second right cranial perforator (P2) as the main pedicle, was elevated in 48 Sprague-Dawley rats. The rats were randomized into 4 groups: group I, the left P2 remaining intact as supercharging; group II, the left P2 artery alone kept as supercharging; group III, the left P2 vein alone kept as supercharging; group IV, no supercharging. Transcutaneous oxygen pressure (TcPO2) and transcutaneous carbon dioxide pressure (TcPCO2) were measured immediately after flap elevation, protein level of Hif-1a was measured 48 hours later, and flap survival was assessed 7 days postoperatively. Blockade of artery led to significantly lower TcPO2, higher TcPCO2, and higher expression level of Hif-1a in the distal side of the flap in group III and group IV, than those of group I and group II. At 7 days post surgery, significantly lower flap survival rates were observed in group III (81.9 ± 5.7%) and group IV (78.4 ± 6.5%), compared to observed in group I (97.2 ± 3.0%) and group II (94.2 ± 6.2%). It might be arterial insufficiency, not venous congestion, which mainly caused the distal necrosis of the DIEP flap in rat. Arterial instead of venous supercharging might be a more effective procedure that improves circulation to zone IV of the flap.

  3. What’s the remedy for the distal necrosis of DIEP flap, better venous drain or more arterial supply?

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    Wei, Jiao; He, Jinguang; Wang, Tao; Liu, Ying; Xu, Hua; Dong, Jiasheng

    2017-01-01

    Background We developed a novel pedicled DIEP flap model in rat to explore the possible remedy for the distal necrosis of the flap. Methods A deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap, based on the second right cranial perforator (P2) as the main pedicle, was elevated in 48 Sprague-Dawley rats. The rats were randomized into 4 groups: group I, the left P2 remaining intact as supercharging; group II, the left P2 artery alone kept as supercharging; group III, the left P2 vein alone kept as supercharging; group IV, no supercharging. Transcutaneous oxygen pressure (TcPO2) and transcutaneous carbon dioxide pressure (TcPCO2) were measured immediately after flap elevation, protein level of Hif-1a was measured 48 hours later, and flap survival was assessed 7 days postoperatively. Results Blockade of artery led to significantly lower TcPO2, higher TcPCO2, and higher expression level of Hif-1a in the distal side of the flap in group III and group IV, than those of group I and group II. At 7 days post surgery, significantly lower flap survival rates were observed in group III (81.9 ± 5.7%) and group IV (78.4 ± 6.5%), compared to observed in group I (97.2 ± 3.0%) and group II (94.2 ± 6.2%). Conclusions It might be arterial insufficiency, not venous congestion, which mainly caused the distal necrosis of the DIEP flap in rat. Arterial instead of venous supercharging might be a more effective procedure that improves circulation to zone IV of the flap. PMID:28187214

  4. Novel use of a supraclavicular transverse cervical artery customised perforator flap: a paediatric emergency.

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    Dolan, R T

    2013-08-01

    Perforation of the piriform fossa is a rare, potentially life-threatening paediatric emergency. Prompt diagnosis and early operative intervention is key to patient survival, yet restoring aerodigestive continuity can pose a significant reconstructive challenge. A seven-month old baby girl presented to an emergency department acutely unwell with a twenty-four-hour history of haemoptysis, cough and worsening respiratory distress. A contrast swallow demonstrated extension of contrast into the retropharyngeal region necessitating immediate surgical intervention. A 3.0 cm×1.0 cm perforation within the left posterolateral piriform fossa was identified. The defect was repaired with a supraclavicular transverse cervical artery customised perforator flap. This was inset into the piriform fossa luminal defect as a life-saving procedure. Following a stormy post-operative course, the child was discharged home on day 28 of admission and admitted electively 6 weeks later for division of flap pedicle. This case highlights the novel use of this fasciocutaneous island flap to reconstruct an extensive, potentially fatal, piriform fossa defect in an acute paediatric setting. This simple flap design offers timely mobilisation, reliable blood supply, adequate tenuity and surface area, to reconstruct this extensive defect as a life-saving intervention in a profoundly septic child.

  5. Valve-Like and Protruding Calcified Intimal Flap Complicating Common Iliac Arteries Kissing Stenting

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    George S. Georgiadis

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Endovascular therapy for iliac artery chronic total occlusions is nowadays associated with low rates of procedure-related complications and improved clinical outcomes, and it is predominantly used as first-line therapy prior to aortobifemoral bypass grafting. Herein, we describe the case of a patient presenting with an ischemic left foot digit ulcer and suffering complex aortoiliac lesions, who received common iliac arteries kissing stents, illustrating at final antegrade and retrograde angiograms the early recognition of a blood flow obstructing valve-like calcified intimal flap protruding through the stent struts, which was obstructing antegrade but not retrograde unilateral iliac arterial axis blood flow. The problem was resolved by reconstructing the aortic bifurcation at a more proximal level. Completion angiogram verified normal patency of aorta and iliac vessels. Additionally, a severe left femoral bifurcation stenosis was also corrected by endarterectomy-arterioplasty with a bovine patch. Postintervention ankle brachial pressure indices were significantly improved. At the 6-month and 2-year follow-up, normal peripheral pulses were still reported without intermittent claudication suggesting the durability of the procedure. Through stent-protruding calcified intimal flap, is a very rare, but existing source of antegrade blood flow obstruction after common iliac arteries kissing stents.

  6. Combined vascular reconstruction and free flap transfer in diabetic arterial disease.

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    Vermassen, F E; van Landuyt, K

    2000-01-01

    Gangrenous lesions of the foot or lower leg due to severe diabetic arterial disease resulting in extensive soft tissue defects with exposed bones or tendons often result, even after successful revascularisation, in staged or primary amputation. We present our experience with 45 such patients treated with combined arterial reconstruction and free tissue transfer for limb-salvage. All presented with peripheral vascular disease of diabetic origin, and extensive gangrenous lesions that could not be treated by simple wound closure or skin-grafting without major amputation. A total of 53 arterial reconstructions and 47 free-flap transfers were performed. In the majority of patients, the distal anastomosis was on a pedal or tibial vessel. These bypass grafts or a native revascularized artery served as the inflow tract for the free flap which was anastomosed using microsurgical techniques. Venous anastomoses were preferentially performed on the deep venous system. Donor muscles were Musculus rectus abdominis (n=37), Musculus latissimus dorsi (n=5), Musculus serratus anterior (n=3), and a perforator flap (n=2) tailored to the size of the defect and covered with a split thickness graft (STG). The operation was set up as a combined procedure in 39/45 patients, two teams working simultaneously, limiting the mean operative time to 6 h. Early reinterventions had to be performed in 14 patients resulting in five flap losses of which two could be treated with a new free flap transfer and three were amputated. Three other patients died in the postoperative period, leaving us with a total of 39/45 patients leaving the hospital with a full-length limb. Independent ambulation was achieved in 32 of these 39 patients. During late follow-up (mean 26 months) eight bypasses occluded resulting in two amputations and two new vascular reconstructions. Combined survival and limb-salvage rate was 84% after 1 year, 77% after 2 years and 65% after 3 years. The advantages of this combined technique

  7. Intraosseous schwannoma of the metacarpal

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    Vora, R.A.; Athanasian, E.A. [Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (United States); Mintz, D.N. [Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY (United States)

    2000-04-01

    Intraosseous schwannoma (neurilemmoma) is an extremely rare, benign neoplasm, constituting less than 0.2% of primary bone tumors. It infrequently involves the bones of the hand. We present a case of intraosseous neurilemmoma of the metacarpal. (orig.)

  8. The Dorsoulnar Artery Perforator Adipofascial Flap in the Treatment of Distal Radioulnar Synostosis

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    Alessia Pagnotta

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Posttraumatic radioulnar synostosis (RUS is a rare event following forearm fractures. Consequences are disabling for patients who suffer from functional limitation in forearm pronosupination. Distal RUS are even more rare and more difficult to treat because of high recurrence rates. The patient we describe in this paper came to our attention with a double distal RUS recurrence and a Darrach procedure already performed. We performed a radical excision of RUS and interposition with a vascularized dorsoulnar artery (DUA adipofascial perforator flap. Four years after surgery, the patient shows the same complete range of motion in pronosupination, and MRI confirms that the flap is still in place with signs of vascularization. Simple synostosis excision has been proven ineffective in many cases. Interposition is recommended after excision, and biological material interposition seems to be more effective than foreign material. Surgeons are increasingly performing vascularized interposition, and the results are very encouraging.

  9. Brachial artery perforator-based propeller flap coverage for prevention of readhesion after ulnar nerve neurolysis.

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    Sekiguchi, Hirotake; Motomiya, Makoto; Sakurai, Keisuke; Matsumoto, Dai; Funakoshi, Tadanao; Iwasaki, Norimasa

    2015-02-01

    It is difficult for most plastic and orthopaedic surgeons to treat nerve dysfunction related to neural adhesion because the pathophysiology and suitable treatment have not been clarified. In the current report, we describe our experience of surgical treatment for adhesive ulnar neuropathy. A 58-year-old male complained of pain radiating to the ulnar nerve-innervated area during elbow and wrist motion caused by adhesive ulnar neuropathy after complex open trauma of the elbow joint. The patient obtained a good clinical outcome by surgical neurolysis of the ulnar nerve combined with a brachial artery perforator-based propeller flap to cover the soft tissue defect after resection of the scar tissue and to prevent readhesion of the ulnar nerve. This flap may be a useful option for ulnar nerve coverage after neurolysis without microvascular anastomosis in specific cases.

  10. The thoracodorsal artery perforator flap with a vascularized scapular segment for reconstruction of a composite lower extremity defect.

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    Momeni, A; Krischak, S; Bannasch, H

    2006-01-01

    High-energy trauma resulting in a composite defect of the lower extremity confronts the microvascular surgeon with more difficulties than do free flap reconstruction elsewhere in the body, since the choice of distant recipient vessels is particularly difficult. Combining principles of perforator flap surgery with those of composite tissue transfer, we designed a thoracodorsal artery perforator flap with a vascularized bone segment from the scapula for reconstruction of a composite lower extremity defect in a patient following a paragliding accident. This is the first report on the application of a composite thoracodorsal artery perforator flap with vascularized scapula in lower extremity reconstruction. Among its multiple advantages, such as preservation of latissimus dorsi function, it is a good tool for one-stage reconstruction of traumatic composite lower extremity defects because its low donor site morbidity and long vascular pedicle enables anastomosis placement outside the zone of injury.

  11. Application of Orthodromic Island Flap Prosthetics of Homo-Digital Artery in Finger-Tip Defect

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    Lu Daming; Lu Xiangrong; Lu Zehnliang; Zhu Jinhong

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the clinical efficacy of orthodromic island flap prosthetics of homo-digital artery on ifnger-tip defect. Methods: A total of 21 patients with ifnger-tip defect from December, 2010 to April, 2013 were given orthodromic island lfap prosthetics of homo-digital artery, with the maximum and minimum sizes of lfaps being 20 mm×22 mm and 10 mm×15 mm, respectively. Results: All patients with ifnger-tip defect survived from the lfap surgery and the wounds were favorably healed. 3~12 months follow-up after operation, the lfaps were observed with approving appearance, soft texture and favorable elasticity, with two-point discrimination being 6~8 mm. According to TAM detection of hand functions, lfaps were excellent healed in 19 cases, good and fairish in 1 case respectively, with effective rate being 95.2%. Conclusion:Orthodromic island flap prosthetics of homo-digital artery is simple and safe in operation with satisfactory effcacy, being the most ideal method for the repair of ifnger-tip defect.

  12. Second look procedure for large burn defect by banana peel pericranial flap based on one artery

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Scalp and calvarial defects may result from trauma, thermal or electrical burns, resection of benign or malignant tumors, infections or radionecrosis. Reconstruction of large scalp defects is a demanding procedure. The reconstructive ‘‘ladder’’ are applicable to scalp and calvarial defects reconstruction. Case Outline. A 68-year-old female was admitted to our clinic due to the nine-day old scalp burn wound, incurred under unclear circumstances. Third degree burn wound affected the left frontal-parietal, temporal and part of the occipital region with carbonification of the whole left ear lobe. The treatment was carried out in two stages. Radical full thickness necrectomy of the scalp was performed, the defect margins were curetted to the active bleeding, and the ear lobe was amputated. The defect sized 23 x 15 cm was reconstructed using the “banana peel” transposition galea-cutaneous flap from the remainder of the scalp, which was based only on the right occipital artery. Two months after the surgery the appearance was satisfactory, and all wounds were healed. Conclusion. Designing of large-scale flaps is very hazardous, especially in elderly people. Scalp reconstruction based on one artery has to be planned in detail and performed when the possibility of complication is reduced to minimum. Our case report underlines possible reconstruction as delayed procedure even with the exposed bone (second look procedure, as well as the reconstruction of half scalp with the local flap based on one pericranial artery. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. III 41018

  13. CASE REPORT A Double Thoracodorsal Artery Perforator Flap Technique for the Treatment of Pectus Excavatum

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    Sinna, Raphaël; Perignon, David; Qassemyar, Quentin; Benhaim, Thomas; Dodreanu, Codrin N.; Berna, Pascal; Delay, Emmanuel

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    Background: Pectus excavatum is a common congenital deformity involving the anterior thoracic wall. It can be treated with several surgical approaches. Material and methods: To our best of knowledge, this is the first case of pectus excavatum repair via a 2-stage double thoracodorsal artery perforator flap procedure in a 37-year-old patient. Results: We obtained a satisfactory result in which the missing volume was correctly replaced in the absence of dorsal sequelae. The patient was very satisfied despite the dorsal scars. Conclusion: This new approach broadens the surgeon's options for the correction of thoracic deformities. PMID:20458352

  14. A novel use of the facial artery based buccinator musculo-mucosal island flap for reconstruction of the oropharynx.

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    Khan, K; Hinckley, V; Cassell, O; Silva, P; Winter, S; Potter, M

    2013-10-01

    The buccinator musculo-mucosal island or Zhao flap can be used to reconstruct a wide range of intra-oral defects including floor of mouth, tonsillar fossa and lateral tongue. We describe our experience with the inferiorly based facial artery buccinator musculo-mucosal flap for a novel use in the reconstruction of oropharyngeal tumours at the tongue base and lateral pharyngeal wall. We prospectively reviewed all patients who underwent buccinator musculo-mucosal island flap reconstruction examining indication, operative details, and post-operative outcomes. We describe our technique for its novel use in lateral pharynx/tongue base reconstruction through neck dissection access. Deeper flaps were adequately visualised and monitored using flexible nasoendoscopy. There were no flap failures with all patients achieving primary healing with minimal complications. All donor sites closed directly with minimal scarring. Two patients reported mild tightness on mouth opening and two patients reported transient weakness of the mandibular branch of the facial nerve. In our experience the buccinator musculo-mucosal island flap is an extremely versatile 'like for like' local flap option due to its long arc of rotation. As inset can be achieved via neck dissection access, this avoids lip/jaw split as per conventional oropharyngeal surgical management further minimising morbidity. We present the first series of its effective use in oropharyngeal reconstruction. Copyright © 2013 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Distally based superficial sural artery flap for soft tissue coverage in the distal 2/3 of leg and foot

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    Kamath B

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Skin coverage for defects in the lower 2/3 of leg, ankle region and posterior heel has always been a difficult challenge for reconstructive surgeon. Methods: We describe our experience with the distally based superficial sural artery flap coverage in 48 patients with moderate sized defects in these difficult areas. Results: One out of 48 flaps (in 48 patients was lost totally and 3 suffered marginal necrosis which did not require any secondary procedure. These complications could have been avoided by proper selection of cases and refining technical skills. Conclusion: This simple procedure could be an important and versatile tool for any reconstructive surgeon in providing skin coverage in the distal leg and proximal foot. Preservation of major arteries of the lower limb, minimal donor defect, relatively uninjured donor area in compound fracture or poly trauma involving distal leg are some of the advantages of the flap.

  16. Quadruple-component superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator (SCIP) flap: A chimeric SCIP flap for complex ankle reconstruction of an exposed artificial joint after total ankle arthroplasty.

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    Yamamoto, Takumi; Saito, Takafumi; Ishiura, Ryohei; Iida, Takuya

    2016-09-01

    Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is becoming popular in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-associated ankle joint degeneration. However, ankle wound complications can occur after TAA, which sometimes requires challenging reconstruction due to anatomical complexity of the ankle. Superficial circumflex iliac artery (SCIA) perforator (SCIP) flap has been reported to be useful for various reconstructions, but no case has been reported regarding a chimeric SCIP flap for complex ankle reconstruction. We report a case of complex ankle defect successfully reconstructed with a free quadruple-component chimeric SCIP flap. A 73-year-old female patient with RA underwent TAA, and suffered from an extensive ankle soft tissue defect (13 × 5 cm) with exposure of the implanted artificial joint and the extensor tendons. A chimeric SCIP flap was raised based on the deep branch and the superficial branch of the SCIA, which included chimeric portions of the sartorius muscle, the deep fascia, the inguinal lymph node (ILN), and the skin/fat. The flap was transferred to the recipient ankle. The sartorius muscle was used to cover the artificial joint, the deep fascia to reconstruct the extensor retinaculum, the ILN to prevent postoperative lymphedema, and the adiposal tissue to put around the extensor tendons for prevention of postoperative adhesion. Postoperatively, the patient could walk by herself without persistent leg edema or bowstringing of the extensor tendons, and was satisfied with the concealable donor scar. Although further studies are required to confirm efficacy, multicomponent chimeric SCIP has a potential to be a useful option for complex defects of the ankle.

  17. Use of Thoracodorsal Artery Perforator Flaps to Enhance Outcomes in Alloplastic Breast Reconstruction

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    Jonathan Bank, MD

    2014-05-01

    Conclusions: Patients who underwent irradiation before TDAP flap did not have a higher complication rate when compared with patients who had a full LD flap following radiation. By integrating well-vascularized, nonradiated tissue of a TDAP flap in reconstruction, overall complication rate may be minimized and the results are comparable to the generally accepted method of utilizing the entire latissimus dorsi muscle.

  18. Severe atherosclerosis of the radial artery in a free radial forearm flap precluding its use.

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    Bree, de R.; Quak, J.J.; Kummer, J.A.; Simsek, S.; Leemans, C.R.

    2004-01-01

    The free radial forearm flap is the most frequently used free flap for head and neck reconstructions. Survival of free flaps is dependent on adequate blood supply. A 69-year old woman was scheduled for excision of a T3N0M0 oropharyngeal carcinoma, neck dissections and reconstruction with a free vasc

  19. [Reconstruction of combined skin and bilateral artey defects at palmar side of fingers by free posterior interrosseous artery flap in a bridge fashion].

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    Xu, Bao-cheng; Liang, Gang; Chen, Fu-sheng

    2012-05-01

    To investigate the feasibility and therapeutic effect of free posterior interrosseous artery flap in a bridge fashion for combined skin and bilateral artery defects at palmar side of fingers. 6 cases with combined skin and bilateral artery defects at palmar side of fingers were treated with long-pedicled free posterior interrosseous artery flap in a bridge fashion. The flap size ranged from 3.5 cm x 2.0 cm to 6.5 em x 3.0 cm. The wounds at donor sites were closed directly. All the 6 flaps survived completely without any complication, and the wounds healed primarily. The blood supply and vein drainage in all the 6 fingers were normal. 4 cases were followed up for 1-12 months (average, 7 months). Satisfactory cosmetic and functional results were achieved. The flaps looked a little bit thicker than the surrounding tissue. The long-pedicled free posterior interrosseous artery flap in a bridge fashion is a good option for reconstruction of the combined skin and bilateral artery defects at palmar side of fingers in one stage.

  20. A reliable method for the treatment of lower third soft tissue defects of the leg: Use of a posterior tibial artery perforator flap

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    Fikret Eren

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Management of lower third limb defects is a common challenge for the reconstructive surgeon due to a lack of soft tissue in that anatomic area. Traditionally, lower third of the limb defects were usually reconstructed with free flaps. The evolution of reconstructive surgery enabled thinner and pliable flaps to be harvested for the purpose of minimizing morbidity from muscle inclusion into the flap. With the introduction of perforator flaps, repairing of small and medium size defects of the distal lower third of leg and ankle region is possible with minimal donor site morbidity. Perforator flaps are based on cutaneous, small diameter vessels that arise from a main pedicle that adjacently perforates the fascia to reach the skin. In this article, we present our experience with two cases involving the repair of these defects by using posterior tibial artery perforator flaps. [Hand Microsurg 2015; 4(3.000: 67-70

  1. Single stage reconstruction of ruptured tendoachilles tendon with skin cover using distally based superficial sural artery flap.

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    Abhyankar, Suhas V; Kulkarni, Ananta; Agarwal, Naveen Kumar

    2009-10-01

    Ruptured tendoachilles along with skin defect is a complex problem to reconstruct. Both things require a priority. Single stage reconstruction of ruptured tendoachilles tendon with skin cover using distally based superficial sural arterial flap allows us to perform both. This procedure gives excellent result, shortens the stay, thereby reducing the cost. This method is a simple solution to the complex problem like ruptured tendoachilles with skin defect. In this study, 6 patients with rupture of tendoachilles tendon due to penetrating injury, with skin defect are presented. The repair was done using aponeurotic part of tendoachilles tendon, taken from proximal part of tendoachilles in the midline measuring around 2 to 2.5 cm in width and 8 to 10 cm in length, with intact distal attachment. The tendon was turned upside down by 180 degrees and sutured to the distal stump of the tendoachilles tendon without tension. The skin defect was covered using distally based superficial sural artery flap in the same sitting. The follow-up period was 9 to 30 months. All patients showed good results. In one patient there was distal necrosis of 1.5 cm of the distally based superficial sural artery flap, which healed satisfactorily with conservative treatment. Single stage tendoachilles reconstruction can be used with good functional result and patient satisfaction.

  2. Perforator-to-perforator musculocutaneous anterolateral thigh flap for reconstruction of a lumbosacral defect using the lumbar artery perforator as recipient vessel.

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    Mureau, Marc A M; Hofer, Stefan O P

    2008-05-01

    Reconstruction of large-sized lumbosacral or sacral defects often is not possible using local or regional flaps, making the use of free flaps necessary. However, the difficulty of any microsurgical procedure in this region is complicated by the need to search for potential recipient vessels to revascularize the flap. In the present case, a free musculocutaneous anterolateral thigh flap to cover a large-sized and deep lumbosacral defect was used. Arterial anastomosis was performed, connecting the cutaneous anterolateral thigh (ALT) perforator to the perforator of the second lumbar artery. In this fashion, the arterial circulation through the flap was flowing reversely through the muscle. The concomitant vein of the descending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery was hooked up to the thoracodorsal vein using a long interposition vein graft because the perforator of the second lumbar vein was too small. Postoperative healing was uneventful. In conclusion, a successful reconstruction of a lumbar defect has shown that local perforators in the lumbar area may be accessible for easier perforator-to-perforator anastomoses and that the muscular part of the musculocutaneous ALT flap can survive on retrograde arterial perfusion from a perforator of the skin island.

  3. Temporary Ectopic Implantation of a Single Finger Using a Perforator as a Feeding Vessel, and Subsequent Prefabricated Chimeric Flap Transplantation

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    Takumi, Yamamoto; Hisako, Hara; Yusuke, Yamamoto; Azusa, Oshima; Kazuki, Kikuchi; Harunosuke, Kato; Kumiko, Sata; Kentaro, Doi; Takeshi, Todokoro; Jun, Araki; Makoto, Mihara; Takuya, Higashino; Takuya, Iida; Isao, Koshima

    2012-01-01

    Objective: Ectopic implantation was first reported by Godina in 1986. We herein present 2 cases in which amputated fingers were salvaged and reconstructed by means of temporary ectopic implantation utilizing perforator anastomoses and chimeric flaps. Methods: Case 1. A 30-year-old man injured his right hand. All of the fingers were completely crushed with the exception of the little finger. We performed an ectopic implantation by using the superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator. Three months later, the little finger was transplanted with the superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator flap, vascularized nerve, and the 2nd metacarpal bone. Case 2. A 29-year-old man suffered a degloving injury of the index finger. The digital artery was anastomosed to deep inferior epigastric artery perforator. One month later, a deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap containing the ectopically transplanted index finger was transplanted, but the index fingertip became pale and necrotized. After debridement, a hemipulp transplantation was performed. Results/Conclusions: As the diameter of perforators is similar to that of digital arteries, and perforators are capable of supplying large areas of tissue, they can be used as recipient vessels for ectopic implantation in finger salvage procedures. Another advantage of perforators as feeding vessels in ectopic implantation is the possibility of forming an ectopic chimera; the finger can be incorporated as a part of the chimeric reconstructive flap. With respect to these advantages, the perforator can be used as a feeder in an ectopic implantation of single finger. PMID:27648114

  4. Thermal injuries in the insensate deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap: case series and literature review on mechanisms of injury.

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    Enajat, Morteza; Rozen, Warren M; Audolfsson, Thorir; Acosta, Rafael

    2009-01-01

    With the increasing use of the deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap, complications that are particularly rare (less than 1%) may start to become clinically relevant. During DIEP flap harvest, cutaneous nerves innervating the flap are necessarily sacrificed, resulting in reduced sensibility. This impaired sensibility prevents adequate thermoregulatory reflexes, like vasodilatation, sweating, and protective behaviors, leaving the reconstructed breast considerably more susceptible to thermal insult. We present four DIEP flap cases who sustained postoperative thermal injury to the reconstructed breast. All four cases were operated on between 2001 and 2008, over the course of 600 DIEP flaps in our unit (an incidence of 0.7%). The injuries occurred between 2 and 18 months after reconstruction. Two patients sustained thermal injury while sunbathing, one while staying in a warm environment, and one sustained the injury while taking a shower. No flap losses ensued, but these were not without morbidity. A literature review discusses other similar cases in the literature and describes the mechanisms for these findings. As a majority of patients will regain both fine-touch and heat sensation by 3 years postoperatively, it is pertinent that prophylactic measures be instituted during this period, such as the avoidance of sunbathing and the use of cooler shower temperatures for the first 3 years postoperatively. While performing sensory nerve coaptation is the gold standard for maximizing the success of sensory regeneration, this is not always sought and the 0.7% incidence of thermal injury we have encountered suggest the role for greater consideration of such injury. (c) 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  5. SURGICAL TREATMENT OF METACARPAL SYNOSTOSIS IN CHILDREN

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    A. V. Zaletina

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: to develop the surgical treatment of patients with congenital metacarpal synostosis. Material and methods. 65 operations were performed in 58 children. with congenital metacarpal synostosis. Surgical intervention was determined by the localization of congenital metacarpal synostosis and the presence of concomitant deformities. Results. Excellent and good results were observed in 69,4% (33 hands cases, satisfactory - in 30,6% (15 hands, unsatisfactory results were not obtained. At the same time excellent results were obtained in patients with less severe variants of metacarpal synostosis, good treatment results were observed in children with more severe associated abnormalities, as well as in cases where the correction is not performed metacarpal shortening. Overall, the results were significantly (p <0,05 better after application of advanced methods, including correction of all components of the strain. Satisfactory results were found out in patients with severe comorbidity, a total fusion of the metacarpal bones and fingers, the total PPS. Conclusions. Surgical treatment options for all congenital metacarpal synostosis should be individualized and be concluded in the performance of bone and plastic surgery to remove metacarpal synostosis and related deformities.

  6. New Possible Surgical Approaches for the Submammary Adipofascial Flap Based on Its Arterial Supply

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    Ehab M. Elzawawy

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Submammary adipofascial flap (SMAF is a valuable option for replacement of the inferior portion of the breast. It is particularly useful for reconstruction of partial mastectomy defects. It is also used to cover breast implants. Most surgeons base this flap cranially on the submammary skin crease, reflecting it back onto the breast. The blood vessels supplying this flap are not well defined, and the harvest of the flap may be compromised due to its uncertain vascularity. The aim of the work was to identify perforator vessels supplying SMAF and define their origin, site, diameter, and length. Materials and Methods. The flap was designed and dissected on both sides in 10 female cadavers. SMAF outline was 10 cm in length and 7 cm in width. The flap was raised carefully from below upwards to identify the perforator vessels supplying it from all directions. These vessels were counted and the following measurements were taken using Vernier caliper: diameter, total length, length inside the flap, and distance below the submammary skin crease. Conclusions. The perforators at the lateral part of the flap took origin from the lateral thoracic, thoracodorsal, and intercostal vessels. They were significantly larger, longer, and of multiple origins than those on the medial part of the flap and this suggests that laterally based flaps will have better blood supply, better viability, and more promising prognosis. Both approaches, medially based and laterally based SMAF, carry a better prognosis and lesser chance for future fat necrosis than the classical cranially based flap.

  7. Ten-year experience of superior gluteal artery perforator flap for reconstruction of sacral defects in Tri-Service General Hospital

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    Chin-Ta Lin

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Despite advances in reconstruction techniques, sacral sores continue to present a challenge to the plastic surgeon. The superior gluteal artery perforator (SGAP flap is a reliable flap that preserves the entire contralateral side as a future donor site. On the ipsilateral side, the gluteal muscle itself is preserved and all flaps based on the inferior gluteal artery are still possible. However, the dissection of the perforator is tedious and carries a risk of compromising the perforator vessels. Patients and Methods: During the period between April 2003 and March 2013, 30 patients presented to our section with sacral wounds causing by pressure sores or infected pilonidal cysts. Of a total of 30 patients, 13 were female and 17 were male. Their ages ranged from 22 to 92 years old (mean 79.8 years old. Surgical intervention was performed electively with immediate or delayed reconstruction using a SGAP flap. The characteristics of patients′ age, and sex, and cause of sacral defect, co-morbidities, wound culture, flap size, perforator number, hospital stay, and outcome were reviewed. Results: For all operations, the length of the pedicle dissection will not exceed 1 cm because of the vascular anatomy of the SGAP, which lies adjacent to the sacral region. Due to short pedicle dissection, all SGAP flap were elevated around an hour. All flaps survived except two, which had partial flap necrosis and were finally treated by contralateral V-Y advancement flaps coverage. The mean follow-up period was 14.8 months (range 3-24. No flap surgery-related mortality was found. Conclusion: Perforator-based flaps have become popular in modern reconstructive surgery because of low donor site morbidity and good preservation of muscle. Our study shows that deep pedicle dissection is unnecessary when the surgery involves an accurate indicating perforator, adequate flap size design, and correct selection of flap utilization between tunnel and rotation. The

  8. Anatomic study of the dorsal arterial system of the hand Estudo anatômico do sistema arterial dorsal da mão

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    Marcelo Rosa de Rezende

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Historically, the dorsal arterial system of the hand received less attention than the palmar system. The studies concerning dorsal arterial anatomy present some controversies regarding the origin and presence of the dorsal metacarpal artery branches. Knowledge of the anatomy of dorsal metacarpal arteries is especially applied in the surgical planning for flaps taken from the dorsum of the hand. The purpose of this study is to analyze the arterial anatomy of the dorsum of the hand, compare our observations with those of previous studies from the literature, and therefore to define parameters for surgical planning for flaps supplied by the dorsal metacarpal arteries. METHOD: Twenty-six dissections were performed at the dorsum of the right hand of 26 cadavers by making a distal-based U-shaped incision. After catheterization of the radial artery at the wrist level, a plastic dye solution with low viscosity and quick solidification was injected to allow adequate exposure of even small vessels. The radial artery and its branches, the dorsal arterial arch, the dorsal metacarpal arteries, the distal and proximal communicating branches of the palmar system, and the distal cutaneous branches were carefully dissected and identified. RESULTS: The distal cutaneous branches originating from the dorsal metacarpal arteries were observed in all cases; these were located an average of 1.2 cm proximal from the metacarpophalangeal joint. The first dorsal metacarpal artery presented in 3 different patterns regarding its course: fascial, subfascial, and mixed. The branching pattern of the radial artery at the first intermetacarpal space was its division into 3 branches. We observed the presence of the dorsal arterial arch arising from the radial artery in 100% of the cases. The distance between the dorsal arterial arch and the branching point of the radial artery was an average of 2 cm. The first and second dorsal metacarpal arteries were visualized in all cases. The

  9. Familial short fifth metacarpals and insulin resistance

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    Hyari, Muwafag; Hamamy, Hanan; Barham, Muries; Ajlouni, Kamel [National Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Genetics, P.O. Box 13165, Amman (Jordan); Al-Hadidy, Azmy [Jordan University Hospital, Department of Radiology, Amman (Jordan)

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    Very few reports on the phenotype of short fifth metacarpals have been published in the medical literature. We report a Jordanian family in which three sisters aged 15, 13 and 8 years revealed bilateral shortening of the fifth fingers and radiological shortening of the fifth metacarpals. The father had unilateral short fifth metacarpal. The elder two sisters, their father as well as their brother and another sister manifested insulin resistance. Spherocytosis was diagnosed in one of the girls and her father. The parents are non-consanguineous. This constellation of findings has not been previously reported and could point to the presence of two disorders segregating in the family or to a novel syndrome with autosomal dominant inheritance and variable expressivity. (orig.)

  10. Metacarpal lengthening by distraction histiogenesis in adults

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    Das Sakti

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Metacarpal lengthening in the hand is a new application for distraction neo-histiogenesis. Metacarpal lengthening with distraction helps in improvement in pinch function. Thumb lengthening is technically easy in comparison to other metacarpals. We present the operative treatment and post-operative outcome in nine patients with amputations and congenital anomalies. Materials and Methods: Nine patients underwent distraction osteogenesis for the treatment of amputations of the hand and other congenital anomalies. The dominant right hand was operated in eight cases and the left hand in one case. There were six males and three females. Improvement of function was always the aim of surgery. Age range was between 18 and 23 years. Thumb lengthening was performed in five patients and that of the index finger in four patients. Distraction started on the fifth post-operative day at the rate of 0.25 mm/day. Sensory function and bone consolidation was assessed before fixator removal. Results: The mean duration of distraction was 51 days (range, 42-60 days and the distractor was removed at a mean of 150 days (range, 140 and 160 days and the bones were lengthened by a mean of 24 mm (range, 20-28 mm There was improvement of function in all cases. Conclusion: The metacarpal lengthening by distraction histiogenesis in congenital and traumatic amputations is safe and simple method to improve pinch function of hand.

  11. Metacarpal fracture from archery: a case report.

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    Vogel, R Bradley; Rayan, Ghazi M

    2003-02-01

    We report a patient who sustained a hand injury while target shooting with a compound bow. An open metacarpal fracture occurred from the bow during the arming phase. This peculiar mechanism of injury has not been reported before. This report presents and discusses the mechanism of injury and reviews the literature on archery related injuries.

  12. External fixation for phalangeal and metacarpal fractures

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    Drenth, DJ; Klasen, HJ

    From 1987 to 1993 we treated 33 patients with 29 phalangeal and seven metacarpal fractures by external fixation using a mini-Hoffmann device. There were 27 open and 25 comminuted fractures, In 12 patients one or more tendons was involved, The mean follow-up was 4.4 years, Complications occurred in

  13. The localization of the distal perforators of posterior tibial artery: a cadaveric study for the correct planning of medial adipofascial flaps.

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    Bulla, A; De Luca, L; Campus, G V; Rubino, C; Montella, A; Casoli, V

    2015-01-01

    The adipofascial flap, introduced by Lin in 1994, has many advantages compared to fasciocutaneous or free flaps. Its dissection is relatively easy and fast with low donor-site morbidity, and it does not alter the shape of the leg. The aim of this dissection study is to evaluate the anatomic localization of the most distal perforator of the posterior tibial vessels to provide an anatomical rationale for the safe harvesting of distally based medial adipofascial flaps of the leg. 30 Lower limbs from 15 cadavers were used for this study. The most distal perforator from posterior tibial perforator artery, accompanied by at least one vein, was identified and its distance from the medial malleolus was noted. A distal perforator was found in all specimens; the mean caliber was 0.77 mm. In all cases, the perforator artery passed in the septum between flexor hallucis longus m. and flexor digitorum longus m. and was accompanied by two veins. In our series, the distance between the lowest perforator and the medial malleolus ranged from 3.5 to 8.2 cm. The median was 6.75 cm, the 5th percentile 4 cm and the 95th percentile 8.1 cm. The mean distance of the perforator from the medial tibial border was 1.23 cm. The mean ratio between the distance of perforator from the medial malleolus and the total leg length was 21%. Compared to all previous researches, our study has found more distal perforators from posterior tibial perforator artery. This fact may have important clinical consequences, because the anteromedial adipofascial flap would cover more distal soft tissue defects. Moreover, our data suggest some safety parameters to make the rising of a medial adipofascial leg flap safer in surgical practice.

  14. Propeller TAP flap

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    Thomsen, Jørn Bo; Bille, Camilla; Wamberg, Peter

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study was to examine if a propeller thoracodorsal artery perforator (TAP) flap can be used for breast reconstruction. Fifteen women were reconstructed using a propeller TAP flap, an implant, and an ADM. Preoperative colour Doppler ultrasonography was used for patient selection...... major complications needing additional surgery. One flap was lost due to a vascular problem. Breast reconstruction can be performed by a propeller TAP flap without cutting the descending branch of the thoracodorsal vessels. However, the authors would recommend that a small cuff of muscle is left around...

  15. The possibility for use of venous flaps in plastic surgery

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    Baytinger, V. F., E-mail: baitinger@mail.tomsknet.ru; Kurochkina, O. S., E-mail: kurochkinaos@yandex.ru; Selianinov, K. V.; Baytinger, A. V. [Research Institute of Microsurgery, Tomsk (Russian Federation); Dzyuman, A. N. [Siberian State Medical University, Tomsk (Russian Federation)

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    The use of venous flaps is controversial. The mechanism of perfusion of venous flaps is still not fully understood. The research was conducted on 56 white rats. In our experimental work we studied two different models of venous flaps: pedicled venous flap (PVF) and pedicled arterialized venous flap (PAVF). Our results showed that postoperative congestion was present in all flaps. However 66.7% of all pedicled venous flaps and 100% of all pedicled arterialized venous flaps eventually survived. Histological examination revealed that postoperatively the blood flow in the skin of the pedicled arterialized venous flap became «re-reversed» again; there were no differences between mechanism of survival of venous flaps and other flaps. On the 7-14th day in the skin of all flaps were processes of neoangiogenesis and proliferation. Hence the best scenario for the clinical use of venous flaps unfolds when both revascularization and skin coverage are required.

  16. The possibility for use of venous flaps in plastic surgery

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    Baytinger, V. F.; Kurochkina, O. S.; Selianinov, K. V.; Baytinger, A. V.; Dzyuman, A. N.

    2015-11-01

    The use of venous flaps is controversial. The mechanism of perfusion of venous flaps is still not fully understood. The research was conducted on 56 white rats. In our experimental work we studied two different models of venous flaps: pedicled venous flap (PVF) and pedicled arterialized venous flap (PAVF). Our results showed that postoperative congestion was present in all flaps. However 66.7% of all pedicled venous flaps and 100% of all pedicled arterialized venous flaps eventually survived. Histological examination revealed that postoperatively the blood flow in the skin of the pedicled arterialized venous flap became «re-reversed» again; there were no differences between mechanism of survival of venous flaps and other flaps. On the 7-14th day in the skin of all flaps were processes of neoangiogenesis and proliferation. Hence the best scenario for the clinical use of venous flaps unfolds when both revascularization and skin coverage are required.

  17. [Osteo-cutaneous Mycobacterium marinum infection of the elbow and reconstruction with radial collateral artery perforator-based propeller flap].

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    Gabert, P-E; Lievain, L; Vallée, A; Joly, P; Auquit Auckbur, I

    2016-08-01

    Mycobacterium marinum is an atypical and non-tuberculosis mycobacterium that mainly leads to cutaneous infections. Infections occur through inoculation of the organism through injury to the skin in the presence of contaminated water or fish. The patient often presents with unspecific symptoms and the evolution, in the absence of adequate treatment, is characterized by an expansion of the cutaneous lesion and a spread to deep structures. Infections of tendon sheaths and joints are described, rarely osteomyelitis. Sure diagnosis is hard to obtain and is established from the medical history and microbiological examination. There are no specific therapeutic guidelines. Double or triple antibiotherapy is often effective and should be continued several months after complete resolution of clinical signs. Surgical debridement is required in cases of invasive or resistant infections. We report the case of a young immunocompetent fishmonger with a rare osteocutaneous M. marinum infection of the elbow. Treatment included large surgical excision of infected skin and bone areas and a triple antibiotics administration. Reconstruction have been ensured by a radial collateral artery perforator-based propeller flap, satisfying appropriates functional and cosmetical concerns of this anatomical region. Surgery and appropriate antibiotics treatment were effective and allowed healing of an invasive cutaneous and bone M. marinum infection.

  18. Miniplating of metacarpal fractures: an outcome study

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    Full Text Available "n Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE AR-SA MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1":*{behavior:url(#ieooui } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} Background: Trauma to the hand is very common and consequently, metacarpal fractures are not rare entities. Some of these fractures need surgery. Considering the diversity of surgical methods available for these kinds of fractures and also the importance of achieving full function and speedy return to work for patients that are mainly young workers or athletes, this study was undertaken to investigate the outcome of treating these fractures by mini-plates."n"nMethods : Eighteen patients with open or comminuted fractures of metacarpal bones who were admitted to the emergency department of Sina Hospital between the years 2007 and 2010 underwent fixation surgery using mini-plates. Fourteen patients with 17 metacarpal fractures completed the study."n"nResults : Thirteen out of 14 patients had complete fracture union. The patient with non-union underwent revision surgery and bone graft. Four individuals developed an extensor lag of 15 degrees without functional impairment. Two patients had joint stiffness that was relieved after a period of physiotherapy and one developed wound dehiscence and discharge that improved with debridement and use of antibiotics without plate removal. Six patients had

  19. The evolution of perforator flap breast reconstruction: twenty years after the first DIEP flap.

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    Healy, Claragh; Allen, Robert J

    2014-02-01

    It is over 20 years since the inaugural deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction. We review the type of flap utilized and indications in 2,850 microvascular breast reconstruction over the subsequent 20 years in the senior author's practice (Robert J. Allen). Data were extracted from a personal logbook of all microsurgical free flap breast reconstructions performed between August 1992 and August 2012. Indication for surgery; mastectomy pattern in primary reconstruction; flap type, whether unilateral or bilateral; recipient vessels; and adjunctive procedures were recorded. The DIEP was the most commonly performed flap (66%), followed by the superior gluteal artery perforator flap (12%), superficial inferior epigastric artery perforator flap (9%), inferior gluteal artery perforator flap (6%), profunda artery perforator flap (3%), and transverse upper gracilis flap (3%). Primary reconstruction accounted for 1,430 flaps (50%), secondary 992 (35%), and tertiary 425 (15%). As simultaneous bilateral reconstructions, 59% flaps were performed. With each flap, there typically ensues a period of enthusiasm which translated into surge in flap numbers. However, each flap has its own nuances and characteristics that influence patient and physician choice. Of note, each newly introduced flap, either buttock or thigh, results in a sharp decline in its predecessor. In this practice, the DIEP flap has remained the first choice in autologous breast reconstruction. Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

  20. Intraosseous ganglion in the first metacarpal bone

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    Nakano, H.; Itoh, Tatsuo; Katoh, Y.; Munakata, Y. [Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tokyo Women' s Medical Univ. (Japan)

    2001-10-01

    Intraosseous ganglia occur most frequently in the long bones of the lower limbs, particularly in the medial malleolus of the tibia. They usually appear as radiographically well circumscribed juxta-articular cystic lesions, containing myxoid fibrous tissue histologically. Intraosseous ganglia in the hand are very rare. Most reported cases have involved the carpal bones, in particular the lunate and scaphoid. To our knowledge, the present case is the third report of an intraosseous ganglion appearing in the first metacarpal bone; it arose in a patient who had been on dialysis for 25 years, mimicking amyloidosis of bone. (orig.)

  1. Colgajos de perforantes de las arterias epigástricas inferiores profunda y superficial Deep and superficial inferior epigastric artery perforator flaps

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    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Con el desarrollo de los colgajos miocutáneos de recto abdominal (TRAM, el abdomen inferior ha sido reconocido como la principal área dadora de tejidos autólogos de alta calidad, especialmente útiles en reconstrucción mamaria. Más recientemente la habilidad para obtener componentes adiposocutáneos similares sin sacrificar el músculo recto ha revolucionado el campo de la Cirugía Reconstructiva. El advenimiento de los colgajos de perforantes ha permitido a los cirujanos plásticos lograr los mismos buenos resultados estéticos que con los colgajos miocutáneos tradicionales, pero con un considerable descenso en la morbilidad del área donante. Con los colgajos de perforantes de la arteria epigástrica inferior profunda (DIEP y de la arteria epigástrica inferior superficial (SIEA, los pacientes han incrementado sus opciones de reconstrucción. Este artículo revisa la anatomía quirúrgica de la pared abdominal relativa a los colgajos SIEA y DIEP. Se explican detalladamente los pasos principales para la preparación preoperatoria, la técnica quirúrgica y los cuidados postoperatorios. Se discuten las ventajas y desventajas y se presen- tan los trucos técnicos que pueden ayudar a mejorar el resultado final. Además se ilustran con ayuda de casos clínicos las indicaciones típicas y atípicas.Following the development of the transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM flap, the lower abdomen has been recognized as a prime source of high quality autogenous tissue, especially useful in breast reconstruction. More recently, the ability to harvest a similar adipocutaneous component without sacrifice of the rectus muscle has revolutionized the field of reconstructive surgery. The advent of perforator flaps has allowed plastic surgeons to achieve the same highly esthetic results as with the former myocutaneous flaps while significantly decreasing the donor site morbidity. With the deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP flap and

  2. Anatomy and clinic application of reverse-flow island flaps on dorsal thumb web with dorsoulnar artery of thumb as a pedicle%拇指尺侧指背动脉为蒂的虎口背侧逆行岛状皮瓣的解剖与临床应用

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    史增元; 尹维刚; 俞淼; 董文伟; 毛海蛟; 唐旭

    2014-01-01

    Objective To explore a surgical treatment of skin defects on the thumb by reverse-flow island flaps on dorsal thumb web with dorsoulnar artery of thumb as a pedicle.Methods The origin,courses and distribution of dorsoulnar artery of thumb from 70 adult cadaveric hand specimens perfused by red latex were explored.Skin defects on the thumb of 8 cases were repaired with reverse-flow island flaps on dorsal thumb web.The cut areas of flaps vary from 4.5 cm × 3.0 cm to 7.5 cm × 4.0 cm.Results There were 4 types of the dorsoulnar artery of thumb basing on the origin and courses.Type Ⅰ was outside the first dorsal interosseous muscle type,which was the dorsoulnar artery of thumb mainly originated from the first dorsal metacarpal artery and cross through the surface of the first dosal interosseous muscle(42.9%).Type Ⅱ was under the first dorsal interosseous muscle type,which was from the thumb principal artery or deep branch of radial artery and run under the first dorsal interosseous muscle(41.4%).Type Ⅲ was mixed type from the anastomose point of above two arteries at the level of the first metacarpophalangeal joint(11.4%).Type Ⅳ was absence type (4.3%).Eight flaps fully survived.Excellent texture and satisfying appearance of the flaps as well as normal thumb web function were verified after 8 months' follow-up.Conclusion It is significant to determine the type of dorsoulnar artery of thumb to decide different operations due to the artery's considerable variation.The reverse-flow island flap on dorsal thumb is an ideal method to repair soft tissue defect on the thumb for its convenient operating and little effect in the donor area.%目的 探讨拇指尺侧指背动脉为蒂虎口背侧逆行岛状皮瓣修复拇指皮肤缺损的手术方法.方法 用70侧成人尸手标本,经动脉灌注红色乳胶,解剖观测拇指尺侧指背动脉的来源、走行和分布范围.在临床上应用该逆行岛状皮瓣修复8例拇指

  3. Antebrachial interosseous artery free flap for repair of finger soft tissue defect%前臂骨间背侧动脉穿支游离皮瓣修复手指创面

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    吕乾; 朱跃良; 梅良斌; 徐永清

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨手指皮肤缺损时应用前臂骨间背侧动脉穿支游离皮瓣修复的临床效果.方法 应用前臂骨间背侧动脉穿支游离皮瓣修复6例手指皮肤缺损,并长期观察其疗效.结果 6例游离皮瓣完全存活,随访8~18个月,皮瓣外形、色泽、弹性恢复良好,厚薄适中,不需要Ⅱ期修薄.结论 前臂骨间背侧动脉穿支游离皮瓣是修复手指皮肤缺损的理想方法.%Objective To discuss the clinical effect of antebrachial interosseous artery free flap in repairing finger soft tissue defect. Methods Antebrachial interosseous artery free flaps were applied in repairing finger soft tissue defect in 6 cases and the curative effect was recorded. Results Free flaps survived completely in the 6 cases. And the 6 cases were followed up for 848 months, showing good recovery of flap shape , color, elasticity and thickness. All flaps didn't require secondary repair. Conclusion Applying antebrachial interosseous artery free flap is a good way to repair finger soft tissue defect.

  4. Foot and ankle reconstruction: an experience on the use of 14 different flaps in 226 cases.

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    Zhu, Yue-Liang; Wang, Yi; He, Xiao-Qing; Zhu, Min; Li, Fu-Bin; Xu, Yong-Qing

    2013-11-01

    The aim of this report was to present our experience on the use of different flaps for soft tissue reconstruction of the foot and ankle. From 2007 to 2012, the soft tissue defects of traumatic injuries of the foot and ankle were reconstructed using 14 different flaps in 226 cases (162 male and 64 female). There were 62 pedicled flaps and 164 free flaps used in reconstruction. The pedicled flaps included sural flap, saphenous flap, dorsal pedal neurocutaneous flap, pedicled peroneal artery perforator flap, pedicled tibial artery perforator flap, and medial plantar flap. The free flaps were latissimus musculocutaneous flap, anterolateral thigh musculocutaneous flap, groin flap, lateral arm flap, anterolateral thigh perforator flap, peroneal artery perforator flap, thoracdorsal artery perforator flap, medial arm perforator flap. The sensory nerve coaptation was not performed for all of flaps. One hundred and ninety-four cases were combined with open fractures. One hundred and sixty-two cases had tendon. Among 164 free flaps, 8 flaps were completely lost, in which the defects were managed by the secondary procedures. Among the 57 flaps for plantar foot coverage (25 pedicled flaps and 32 free flaps), ulcers were developed in 5 pedicled flaps and 6 free flaps after weight bearing, and infection was found in 14 flaps. The donor site complications were seen in 3 cases with the free anterolateral thigh perforator flap transfer. All of limbs were preserved and the patients regained walking and daily activities. All of patients except for one regained protective sensation from 3 to 12 months postoperatively. Our experience showed that the sural flap and saphenous flap could be good options for the coverage of the defects at malleolus, dorsal hindfoot and midfoot. Plantar foot, forefoot and large size defects could be reconstructed with free anterolateral thigh perforator flap. For the infected wounds with dead spce, the free latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap remained to

  5. Repair of upper lip defect with inferior labial artery island flap%下唇动脉岛状皮瓣修复上唇缺损

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    刘杨; 王绍峰; 何晓宁; 刘强

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨下唇动脉岛状皮瓣修复上唇缺损的可行性及效果.方法 采用单侧下唇动脉岛状皮瓣修复上唇唇红及白唇局部缺损,皮瓣蒂部包括1条下唇动脉和2条下唇静脉.自2005年7月至2011年5月,共修复上唇缺损患者7例.结果 本组7例患者,术后随访3~6个月,皮瓣全部成活,颜色、质地与周围皮肤相近,无明显的挛缩,皮瓣感觉功能良好,水从口中漏出明显改善,无口轮匝肌功能障碍,患者对上唇功能及外观都满意.其中,3例患者于术后3个月行唇弓、唇珠、人中成形术.结论 应用单侧下唇动脉岛状皮瓣修复上唇唇红联合白唇局部缺损是一种比较理想的方法.%Objective To explore the feasibility and effect of inferior labial artery island flap for the repair of upper lip defect. Methods The inferior labial artery island flap which was designed on the lower lip with a vascular pedicle including one inferior labial artery and two veins, was used to repair the defects of the ipsilateral upper lip on totally 7 patients received from July 2005 to May 2011. Results After 3 to 6 months follow-up in all 7 cases, all flaps survived completely and had not visible contraction. The coloration and texture were closed to surrounding, and liquid leakage from the lip and the appearance of the injured area were clearly improved. Dysfunction of the orbicularis oris muscle was not observed, and sensory function was recovered within 6 months. The patient was satisfied not only with the function but also with the appearance of his lip. Conclusion The inferior labial artery island flap is an optimal method for the repair of ipsilateral upper lip defect.

  6. 旋髂浅动脉穿支嵌合骨皮瓣修复四肢骨与软组织缺损%Transplantation of the chimerical osteocutaneous perforator flap with superficial circumflex iliac artery for repair of bone and skin defect in limbs

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    潘朝晖; 蒋萍萍; 薛山; 刘学胜; 李洪飞; 赵玉祥

    2010-01-01

    目的 探讨旋髂浅动脉穿支嵌合骨皮瓣修复四肢骨与软组织缺损的应用特点.方法 2008年2月至2009年4月应用旋髂浅动脉穿支嵌合骨皮瓣修复四肢骨与软组织缺损5例,男4例,女1例;年龄22~44岁,平均31.2岁.车祸伤3例,机器挤压伤2例.掌骨2例,足2例,腓骨1例.皮肤缺损面积5 cm×2 cm~16 cm×5 cm.骨瓣切取范围2 cm×1 cm×0.8 cm~8 cm×2 cm×0.5 cm,皮瓣切取范围6cm×3 cm~18 cm×6 cm.血管吻合除1例动脉端侧吻合外,均采用端端吻合方式.骨瓣以钢板螺钉固定4例,克氏针固定1例.结果 1例术后第2天出现动脉危象,探查后发生皮瓣边缘浅表性坏死,经植皮愈合,其余皮瓣全部存活.供区伤口8~27 d愈合.全部患者随访8~19个月,皮瓣外观满意,无须特殊保护.骨愈合时间3~6个月.髋部外形轮廓未改变,无髋区疼痛,无瘢痕增生.修复手部缺损者患手恢复握持功能,基本恢复对掌功能;修复下肢缺损者患肢可负重,无疼痛.结论 旋髂浅动脉穿支嵌合骨皮瓣供区损伤小,是修复小面积骨缺损,尤其是合并较大范围软组织缺损的一种较好方法.%Objective To investigate the applied methods and effects of the chimerical osteocuta-neous perforator flap with superficial circumflex iliac artery for reconstruction of bone and skin defect in limbs. Methods From February 2008 to April 2009, five patients in whom bone and skin defect in limbs were reconstructed with free chimerical osteocutaneous perforator flaps using superficial circumflex iliac vessel, in-cluding 4 males and 1 female with an average age of 31.2 years. Of 5 patients, 2 were used for the recon-struction of composite metacarpal bone and soft-tissue defects, 2 for foot reconstruction, and 1 for fibula re-construction. The area of cutaneous deficiency was about 5 cm×2 cm to 16 cm×5 cm. The size of osseous flaps ranged from 2 cm×1 cm×0.8 cm to 8 cm×2 cm×0.5 cm, and the size of cutaneous flaps ranged

  7. A Retrospective Volume Matched Analysis of the Submental Artery Island Pedicled Flap as Compared to the Forearm Free Flap: Is It a Good Alternative Choice for the Reconstruction of Defects of the Oral Cavity and Oropharynx?

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    Aslam-Pervez, Nawaf; Caldroney, Steven J; Isaiah, Amal; Lubek, Joshua E

    2017-08-12

    The submental artery island pedicled flap (SMIF) is an underused alternative for reconstruction of head and neck defects after tumor ablation. The purpose of this study was to perform a comparative evaluation of reconstructive outcomes based on surgical site and ablative defect volume in patients who underwent reconstruction with the SMIF versus the forearm free flap (FFF). A retrospective cohort study of all patients with oral cavity and oropharyngeal defects reconstructed with the SMIF and a cohort of patients with similar volume defects reconstructed with the FFF were compared for oncologic safety and viability of equivalent reconstructive outcomes. All statistical comparisons were assessed by analysis of variance and Fisher exact test. Average age was 61.8 years in the SMIF group versus 57.9 years in the FFF group. The most common defect was located in the tongue, with squamous cell carcinoma being the most common pathology identified. Flap volumes were similar (SMIF, 38.79 cm(3); FFF, 39.77 cm(3)). Significant comparative outcomes identified with SMIF versus FFF reconstruction included shorter anesthesia times (815 vs 1,209 minutes; P speech and swallowing function. Mean follow-up was 15.5 months. This is the first study to compare the SMIF with the FFF for reconstruction of oral cavity defects based on ablative volume deficit. The SMIF is a viable surgical option compared with the FFF that can be considered oncologically safe in the N0 neck, allowing for an excellent esthetic reconstruction, with decreased operative time, hospital stay, and donor site morbidity. Copyright © 2017 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Clinical applicaton of the dosal metacarpal artery composite flap%掌背动脉复合组织瓣的解剖特点及临床应用

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    王彦生; 田立杰; 王春勃; 战杰; 富玲; 梁晓旭; 曹福慧

    2002-01-01

    目的采用简单有效、可靠的方法修复手指掌、背侧复合组织缺损.方法根据掌背动脉的解剖特点,设计以第二、三掌背动脉为蒂的肌腱皮瓣、骨皮瓣、肌腱骨皮瓣逆行移位修复示、中、环指掌、背侧复合组织缺损共21例.结果.19例皮瓣顺利成活,2例出现静脉危象,皮缘部分坏死,经拆线、换药后伤口愈合.术后3周开始系统功能练习,15例术后随访3个月~2年6个月,皮瓣柔软、细腻有弹性、外形佳,感觉、运动功能恢复良好.结论第二、三掌背动脉复合组织瓣的血运可靠,并含有感觉神经,手术操作简单,用于修复示、中、环指掌、背侧复合组织缺损是一种比较理想的手术方法.

  9. The Clinical appfication of the dosal metacarpal artery composite flap%掌背动脉复合组织瓣在手指复合损伤中的应用

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    王彦生; 田立杰; 王春勃; 战杰; 梁晓旭; 曹福慧

    2002-01-01

    目的用简单、有效、可靠的方法修复手指掌、背侧复合组织缺损.方法根据掌背动脉的解剖特点,设计以第二、三掌背动脉为蒂的肌腱皮瓣、骨皮瓣、肌腱骨皮瓣逆行移位修复示、中、环指掌、背侧复合组织缺损共16例.结果 14例皮瓣顺利成活,2例出现静脉危象,皮缘部分坏死,经拆线、换药后伤口愈合.术后3周开始系统功能练习,9例术后随访3个月~2年6个月,皮瓣柔软有弹性,外形佳,感觉、运动功能恢复良好.结论第二、三掌背动脉复合组织瓣血运可靠,并含有感觉神经,手术操作简单,用于修复示、中、环指掌背侧复合组织缺损是一种比较理想的手术方法.

  10. Free superficial iliac circumflex artery skin flap : the clinical application and management of donor site defects%旋髂浅动脉游离皮瓣的临床应用及供瓣区处理

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    韩军涛; 谢松涛; 陶克; 张万福; 计鹏; 胡大海

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the clinical application of free superficial iliac circumflex artery skin flaps,as well as the management of donor site defects.Methods 17 free superficial iliac circumflex artery skin flaps were applied for the traumatic defects or deformities on face,neck,foot,hand,ankle and lower leg,respectively.The donor site defects were closed directly or covered by paraumbilical island flaps.Results The 17 flap size ranged from 5 cm× 3 cm to 19 cm × 14 cm.16 flaps survived completely except 1 flap with partial necrosis,which was closed by free skin graft.The donor site defects were closed directly in 10 cases,and covered by paraumbilical island flaps in 7 flaps without no flap necrosis.The abdomen had a good appearance.Conclusions Good appearance can be achieved with free superficial iliac circumflex artery skin flaps for the dcfects on face,neck,foot,hand,ankle and lower leg.Paraumbilical island flap can be used for the donor site defects.%目的 探讨旋髂浅动脉皮瓣游离移植的临床适应证及供瓣区的修复方法.方法 根据创面大小设计旋髂浅动脉皮瓣,并分别游离移植修复17例面颈部、足踝部及小腿等处创伤及畸形,对供瓣区无法直接拉拢缝合者,设计同侧脐旁岛状皮瓣转移进行修复.结果 17例旋髂浅动脉游离皮瓣,最大面积19 cm×14 cm,最小5 cm×3 cm,16例术后成活良好,1例皮瓣部分坏死,术后2周移植皮片修复.10例供瓣区直接缝合,7例行脐旁岛状皮瓣转移修复,皮瓣全部成活,术后经3个月至2年随访,腹部外形良好.结论 旋髂浅动脉皮瓣游离移植,对于面颈部及手足等处具有良好的修复效果,而同侧脐旁岛状皮瓣亦可使供瓣区得到良好的修复.

  11. A theoretical model describing arterial flow in the DIEP flap related to number and size of perforator vessels.

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    Patel, Sameer A; Keller, Alex

    2008-11-01

    The deep inferior epigastric perforator flap is rapidly becoming a more widely employed method of autologous breast reconstruction. The technical considerations involved in the execution of the flap are many and include the selection of perforators to be incorporated in the flap. We attempt to give a mathematical explanation, based on the physics of flow through vessels and the properties of circuits with multiple resistances in parallel, for the clinical observations which have been arrived at through clinical experience. We compare the system of perforators to a circuit with multiple resistances in parallel. Each of these resistances represents a perforator vessel. In the event that there is only one perforator vessel, this simplifies to a single resistance in series with the capillary bed perfusing the flap. The flow through the flap is optimized by incorporation of the largest diameter perforator. Inclusion of other smaller perforators in addition to the largest diameter perforator will reduce the overall resistance, but this reduction in resistance is dependent on the diameter of the additional perforator and may not be worth the additional trauma of dissection and increased operative time. Incorporating several smaller perforators at the expense of excluding the largest diameter perforator appears to increase the overall resistance, unless the smaller perforators are only slightly smaller. We conclude that the best perfused flap involves use of the largest diameter vessel, that although adding additional perforators will decrease the resistance and increase flow, the magnitude of the benefit depends largely on the calibre of the additional perforator, and that this benefit needs to be weighed against the downside of increased muscle and facial trauma.

  12. REPAIR OF SOFT TISSUE DEFECTS OF LOWER EXTREMITY BY USING CROSS-BRIDGE CONTRALATERAL DISTALLY BASED POSTERIOR TIBIAL ARTERY PERFORATOR FLAPS OR PERONEAL ARTERY PERFORATOR FLAPS%桥式交叉胫后动脉或腓动脉穿支皮瓣修复对侧下肢软组织缺损

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    范存义; 阮洪江; 蔡培华; 刘坤; 黎逢峰; 曾炳芳

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨采用健侧逆行胫后动脉或腓动脉穿支皮瓣桥式交叉修复下肢软组织缺损的可行性.方法 2007年8月-2010年2月,收治15例下肢软组织缺损患者.男14例,女1例;年龄25~48岁,平均33.9岁.交通事故伤8例,机器伤4例,重物砸伤3例.1例踝部植皮后遗留22 cm×8 cm大小的瘢痕(伤后35个月);余14例软组织缺损位于踝部1例,小腿中下1/3处12例,小腿中上1/3处1例;创面范围8cm×6 cm~26 cm×15 cm;受伤至入院时间为4~28 d,平均14.8 d.采用逆行胫后动脉穿支皮瓣(9例)或腓动脉穿支皮瓣(6例)桥式交叉修复,皮瓣切取范围为10 cm×8 cm~28 cm×17cm.供区创面两端直接缝合,中部残留创面取游离皮片植皮修复.术后5~6周行皮瓣断蒂.结果 术后2例腓动脉穿支皮瓣分别出现远端轻度淤血及边缘部分坏死,经换药后均成活;其余皮瓣断蒂后均顺利成活,受区创面Ⅰ期愈合.供区切口Ⅰ期愈合,植皮均成活.15例均获随访,随访时间7~35个月,平均19.5个月.皮瓣质地、色泽与受区相近,外形较满意.末次随访时根据美国矫形足踝协会(AOFAS)踝与后足功能评分标准,评分为81~92分,平均87.3分.结论 健侧逆行胫后动脉或腓动脉穿支皮瓣桥式交叉可较好修复对侧小腿或足部大面积皮肤软组织缺损,术中无需吻合血管,血管危象发生率低,手术成功率高.%Objective To discuss the feasibility of repairing soft tissue defects of lower extremity with a distally based posterior tibial artery perforator cross-bridge flap or a distally based peroneal artery perforator cross-bridge flap. Methods Between August 2007 and February 2010, 15 patients with soft tissue defect of the legs or feet were treated. There were 14 males and 1 female with a mean age of 33.9 years (range, 25-48 years). The injury causes included traffic accident in 8 cases, crush injury by machine in 4 cases, and crush injury by heavy weights in 3 cases. There was

  13. Clinical application of little finger ulnar palmar artery perforator flaps%小指尺掌侧动脉穿支皮瓣的临床应用

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    林涧; 郑和平; 陆骅; 张天浩; 王之江; 张豪杰

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the feasibility of repairing soft-tissue defects of the fifth phalange and the back of hand with ulnar palmar artery perforator flaps from the little finger.Methods Based on anatomic dissection,the fifth phalange ulnar palmar artery perforator flaps were created and transferred to repair soft-tissue defects at the little finger and the back of hand in 15 cases.Types of injury were stamping injury in 5 cases,planer injury in 4 cases,mechanical crash injury in 3 cases,blast injury in 2 cases,and cicatrical contracture following electric burn in 1 case.Injury involved in the palmar aspect near the middle segment of fifth phalange in 4 cases,dorsal aspect near the middle segment of fifth phalange in 6 cases,ulnar mesiodistal of the back of hand in 3 cases,and distal ulnar palmar aspect of hands in 2 cases.There were 6 patients wounded in left hands and 9 patients wounded in right hands.Results All flaps survived and all wounds healed by first intention.At the follow-up of 2-18 months,the flaps resurfaced the soft-tissue defects with good color and texture match and the maintenance of contour and function of donor and recipient sites were satisfactory.Conclusion The fifth phalange ulnar palmar artery perforator flap,as it has advantages of constant perforator vessels,rich blood supply and good texture and can be operated safely and easily,is considered an ideal treatment choice in repairing softtissue defects of the fifth phalange and the back of hand.%目的 探讨应用小指尺掌侧动脉穿支皮瓣修复手背、小指皮肤缺损的可行性.方法 根据术式解剖学基础,在手背尺侧设计并切取小指尺掌侧动脉穿支皮瓣移位修复手背、小指创面15例.致伤原因:冲床冲压伤5例,电刨伤4例,机器压砸伤3例,爆炸伤2例,电烧伤后瘢痕挛缩1例.损伤部位:小指近中节掌侧皮肤缺损4例,小指近中节背侧皮肤缺损6例,手背中远段尺侧皮肤缺损3例,

  14. The applied anatomy of iliac tissue flap pedicled on the iliolumbar artery%髂腰动脉蒂髂骨组织瓣的应用解剖

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    秦建忠; 马彬; 季建; 何炎; 左一智; 王培吉; 董启榕

    2015-01-01

    Objective To provide anatomical basis for elevating iliac tissue flap pedicled on the iliolumbar artery.Methods The course,number,outer diameter and distribution of iliolumbar artery were observed on 13 human cadavers.Results All the iliolumbar artery originated from the internal iliac artery.The iliolumbar artery gave off 2 branches (iliacus branch and lumbar branch) when passing between the obturator nerve and the lumbosacral trunk,posteriorly to the psoas major.The mean distance between origin of the iliolumbar artery and bifurcation point to iliacus and lumbar branches was 7.1 (7.1 ± 0.5) cm.The iliacus branch divided into two branches:one artery curved forward and anastomosed with the iliacus branch of deep circumflex iliac artery; the other artery supplied the tissue around the posterior superior iliac spine.The lumbar branch supplied the psoas major and the quadratus lumborum.Conclusion The iliolumbar artery and the iliacus branch is one of the most constant and reliable vessels supplying the iliac bone,and can be used as the pedicle of free or pedicled iliac tissue flaps.%目的 为髂腰动脉蒂髂骨组织瓣的切取提供解剖学依据. 方法 在13具成人尸体标本上,对髂腰动脉的走行、数量、管径以及分布情况进行解剖学研究. 结果 髂腰动脉均发自髂内动脉,发出后经腰大肌深层、闭孔神经和腰骶丛之间分为髂骨支和腰支.从髂腰动脉起点到分出髂骨支和腰支的分叉点的距离为7.1(7.1±0.5) cm.髂骨支在髂骨壁内发出2个分支,1支沿髂骨内侧壁向上、向髂前上棘走行,在髂骨壁中段与旋髂深动脉的髂骨支相吻合;另1支向上营养髂后上棘附近组织.腰支发出后向上走行营养腰大肌和腰方肌. 结论 髂腰动脉的髂骨支是营养髂骨的恒定、可靠的血管,可作为独立的营养血管蒂设计成游离或带蒂髂骨组织瓣.

  15. Repair of soft tissue defects in the upper limbs using multiple types of posterior interosseous artery flaps%多种骨间后动脉皮瓣修复上肢软组织缺损

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    梁钢; 丁健; 孙建平; 徐宝成; 谷云峰

    2011-01-01

    Objective To summarize the therapeutic effect of multiple types of posterior interosseous artery flaps for repair of soft tissue defects in the upper extremities. Methods From March 2003 to June 2010, 42 cases with soft tissue defects in the upper limbs resulting from burn and traumatic injuries were treated using multiple types of posterior interosseous artery flaps, including retrograde flaps and composite flaps, antegrade flaps , and free flaps. Flap size ranged from 2.5 cm× 2.0 cm-14.0 cm×9.0 cm. The defects in the donor sites were closed directly or covered by skin graft. Results The conventional retrograde posterior interosseous artery flaps were used in 11 cases, the modified retrograde posterior interosseous artery flaps were used in 13 cases, the retrograde posterior interosseous artery composite flaps incorporating partial extensors were used in 2 cases, the antegrade posterior interosseous artery flaps were used in 3 cases, the free posterior interosseous artery flaps were used in 7 cases, and the free perforator flap based on the radiodorsal septocutaneous perforator of the posterior interosseous artery were used in 6 cases. Partial necrosis happened in one case at the distal portion of the flap. Muscular branch of the posterior interosseous nerve was injuried in one case with conventional reverse posterior interosseous artery flaps. All the other flaps survived uneventually with no complication. All wounds were primarily healed. 32 cases were followed up for 1 to 48 months with satisfactory aesthetic and functional results both in the donor sites and in the recipent areas. The color,texture and thickness of the flaps were satisfied as well. Conclusions The posterior interosseous artery flap has a constant vascular anatomy and a great flexibility, which is practical and suitable for repair of soft tissue defect in the upper extremities arising from burn and traumatic injury.%目的 总结多种骨间后动脉皮瓣修复上肢烧(创)伤软组

  16. Clinical Application of Skin Flap Pedicled with Dorsal Carpal Branch of Ulnar Artery%尺动脉腕上支皮瓣在手部皮肤缺损中的应用

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    任静; 张金鹏; 范永红; 宋家祥; 张勇; 刘峰; 吕晓峰; 李智; 赵爱彬; 朱明雨; 朱庭标; 顾浩

    2013-01-01

      目的:总结应用尺动脉腕上支皮瓣修复手、腕部软组织缺损。方法:对11例手、腕部软组织缺损应用尺动脉腕上支皮瓣修复的治疗进行回顾性分析。结果:除2例皮瓣边缘部分坏死,其余皮瓣全部成活,术后稍显臃肿,功能恢复满意。结论:尺动脉腕上支皮瓣具有取材方便、血供可靠、不牺牲主干血管等优点,是修复手、腕部软组织缺损的理想皮瓣。%Objective:To summary clinical application of skin flap pedicled with dorsal carpal branch of ulnar artery to reconstruct soft tissue defects of hand or wrist.Methods: Surgical outcome of 11 cases of soft tissue defects of hands or wrists which were reconstructed by skin flap pedicled with dorsal carpal branch of ulnar artery were retrospectively analyzed. Results: Good coverage of the defects has been achieved except partial necrosis of flap edge in two cases. The limbs seem to be slightly Bulging after surgery but function well. Conclusion:The major advantage of skin flap pedicled with dorsal carpal branch of ulnar artery should be it’ s easy dissection and reliable blood supply. In the same time, major vascular do not need to be sacrificed. Skin flap pedicled with dorsal carpal branch of ulnar artery might be an ideal choice to reconstruct soft tissue defect of hand or wrist.

  17. Reconstruction of the soft-tissue defects of the hand with free medial sural artery perforator flap%游离腓肠内侧动脉穿支皮瓣修复手部创面

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    张龙春; 陈莹; 王鹏; 丁晟; 马亮; 姚建民

    2015-01-01

    目的 探讨腓肠内侧动脉穿支皮瓣修复手部皮肤软组织缺损的临床疗效.方法 自2010年1月至2013年6月收治手部皮肤软组织缺损患者12例,采用游离腓肠内侧动脉穿支皮瓣移植修复.其中感染创面8例,清洁创面4例,创面面积为5cm×4cm~13cm×8cm;切取皮瓣面积为6 cm×4 cm~ 14 cm×9 cm.皮瓣的动脉与鼻烟窝处的桡动脉或分支吻合,静脉和桡动脉的伴行静脉或头静脉吻合.2例皮瓣通过缝合皮神经重建感觉.结果 术后10例皮瓣顺利存活;1例皮瓣边缘出现水泡,经拆线处理后存活;1例皮瓣下积血出现静脉危象,经清除积血引流处理后危象解除,皮瓣存活.受区和供区创面均Ⅰ期愈合,随访3~ 12个月,皮瓣色泽与受区相似,无明显臃肿,质地柔软,无一例发生溃疡,2例缝合皮神经的皮瓣感觉恢复到S3.9例皮瓣供区遗留线性瘢痕,3例遗留植皮瘢痕,肢体活动无影响.结论 腓肠内侧动脉穿支皮瓣的血管解剖较恒定,分离鳃剖皮瓣相对简单,皮瓣薄而柔软,受区外形较美观,供区创伤小,不损伤小腿主要血管和腓肠肌,是修复手部中小创面的良好选择.%Objective To evaluate the clinical results of soft tissue coverage of the hand using free medial sural artery perforator flap.Methods From January 2010 to June 2013,12 cases of soft tissue defects of the hand with bone and tendon exposure were treated with medial sural artery perforator flap transfer.Of these defects,4 were clean wounds while the other 8 had infections.The sizes of the defect ranged from 5 cm × 4 cm to 13 cm× 8 cm.The sizes of the flaps ranged from 6 cm× 4 cm to 14 cm × 9 cm.The feeding artery of the flap was anastomosed with the radial artery or its branch in the anatomical snuff box.The flap vein was anastomosed with the radial concomitant vein or the cephalic vein.Sensation of the flap was restored in 2 cases with cutaneous nerve coaptation.Results Postoperatively 10 flaps

  18. Synostosis of proximal phalangeal bases for loss of distal metacarpal

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    Pankaj Jindal

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available A finger rendered unstable due to loss of metacarpal head can be stabilized by creating a synostosis at the base of the proximal phalanx of the affected finger with the adjacent normal finger. A cortico cancellous graft bridges the two adjacent proximal phalanges at their bases which are temporarily stabilized with an external fixator. The procedure can be done for, recurrence of giant cell tumor of metacarpal and for traumatic metacarpal loss. The procedure and long term follow up of one patient is presented who had giant cell tumor. This option should be considered before offering ray amputation. There is no micro vascular surgery involved, nor is there any donor site morbidity. The graft heals well without any absorption. The affected finger shows excellent function in the long term followup.

  19. 足跗外侧动脉岛状皮瓣修复足前部皮肤缺损%Reconstruction of forefoot skin defect with island flap pedicled with lateral tarsal artery

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    张继春; 张伟; 夏晓明; 张亮; 韩金豹

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨足跗外侧动脉岛状皮瓣修复足前部皮肤缺损的临床疗效.方法 2007年3月至2009年1月,应用足跗外侧动脉逆行岛状皮瓣修复足前部皮肤缺损患者12例.结果 12例皮瓣均完全成活.随访8 ~ 22个月,平均13个月.皮瓣及皮片质地柔软,色泽与周围正常皮肤相似,外观无臃肿,无需二期皮瓣修整.受区皮瓣感觉以深痛觉为主,皮瓣边缘1 ~2 cm范围有浅触觉和痛觉恢复,即皮瓣边缘感觉为S1 ~S2级.供区皮片有浅触觉和痛觉恢复,未发现皮瓣磨损及破溃,穿鞋无影响,患者步态正常.结论 跗外侧动脉岛状皮瓣对足部的影响较小,是修复足前部软组织缺损的良好选择.%Objective To investigate the therapeutic effect of island flap pedicled with lateral tarsal artery for forefoot skin defect.Methods From March 2007 to January 2009,12 cases with forefoot skin defects were treated by reversed island flap pedicled with lateral tarsal artery.Results All the flaps survived completely with a followed-up period of 8-22 months,13 months in average.The flaps and skin grafts had soft texture and a similar color as the surrounding skin.The flaps had a suitable thickness with deep pain sensation.Shallow touch and pain sensation recovered in the skin graft and within 1-2 cm of the flap edge,which was graded as S1-S2.There was no problem in shoes-wearing and walking.No flap ulcer happened.Conclusion Island flap pedicled with lateral tarsal artery is suitable for forefoot skin defect,leaving less morbidity to donor site.

  20. TREATMENT OF DIAPHYSEAL FRACTURES OF THE METACARPAL BONES

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    Saodat Asilova

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Presented the experience of the application of stable osteosynthesisby three Kirschner wires on diaphyseal fractures of the metacarpal bones at 74 patients.Indications for osteosynthesiswas opened (6%, closed (94%, non-united, mal-unitedfractures and false joints of metacarpal bonesdiaphysis. Patients were performed intraosseous anesthesia atdistal epimetaphysisarea of radial bone.Describeda method of operation extramedullaryosteosynthesis using three Kirschner wires. Also,describedmethod of wedge osteotomy for full recovery of hand function. Good results were obtained in 83.1% of patients, satisfactory at 13.6%, and unsatisfactory results in 3.4% of patients

  1. Clinical application of free peroneal artery perforator flap transplantation for forefoot defects reparation%腓动脉穿支皮瓣游离移植修复前足创面的临床应用

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    官士兵; 寇伟; 许兰伟; 赵雁

    2014-01-01

    目的 分析小腿外侧腓动脉穿支皮瓣的特点,探讨腓动脉穿支皮瓣游离移植修复前足创面的临床应用. 方法 回顾性分析小腿外侧腓动脉穿支皮瓣游离移植修复前足创面患者9例,皮肤缺损面积为4.5 cm×4.0cm~13.5 cm×6.5 cm;着重分析前足创面的特点以及小腿外侧腓动脉穿支皮瓣的设计、切取、血管吻合匹配等,术后随访皮瓣的成活、外观及踝足的功能恢复情况等. 结果 9例均在小腿外侧以腓骨小头与外踝连线中点稍上方附近找到发自腓动脉的较大肌皮穿支,且有明显的2条静脉伴行.移植皮瓣静脉修复:1例腓动脉穿支动脉伴行静脉-足(跖)背动脉伴行静脉端端吻合2条,5例腓动脉穿支动脉伴行静脉-足(跖)背动脉伴行静脉端端吻合1条;3例腓动脉穿支动脉伴行静脉-足(跖)背动脉伴行静脉端端吻合1条加腓动脉穿支动脉伴行静脉-足背浅静脉端端吻合1条.术后9例皮瓣全部成活,未发生血管危象,修复1条静脉与修复2条静脉皮瓣肿胀情况肉眼观察无明显差异;受区、供区创面均一期愈合;术后随访2~6个月,1例因皮瓣臃肿术后5个月行皮瓣整形,其他皮瓣皮肤质地、颜色满意. 结论 小腿外侧腓动脉穿支皮瓣游离移植摆脱了带蒂皮瓣的束缚,使手术设计和实施相对自由,对皮瓣供区、受区的创伤均得到有效控制.该皮瓣的血管解剖相对稳定、血供可靠、切取简单、皮肤质地与足部接近修复效果好、供区受区可在同一麻醉同一个止血带下完成,是修复前足部创面一个很好的选择.%Objective To analyze features of the lateral leg peroneal artery perforator free flap,and study the clinical application of free peroneal artery perforator flap transplantation for repairing forefoot defects.Methods Retrospectively analyzed 9 patients with forefoot defects which had been repaired with free lateral leg peroneal artery perforator flap

  2. [Development and current status of perforator flaps].

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    Xu, Dachuan; Zhang, Shimin; Tang, Maolin; Ouyang, Jun

    2011-09-01

    To provide a comprehensive review for development and existing problems of the perforator flaps. The related home and abroad literature concerning perforator flaps was extensively reviewed. The perforator flaps are defined as the axial flaps nourished solely by small cutaneous perforating vessels (perforating arteries and veins), which are exclusively composed of skin and subcutaneous fat. The perforator flaps have the advantages as follows: less injury at donor site, less damage to the contour of the donor site, good reconstruction and appearance of the recipient site flexible design, and short time of postoperative recovery, which have been widely used in reconstructive surgery. The perforator flaps are the new development of the microsurgery, which usher an era of small axial flaps; However, the controversies of the definition, vascular classification, the nomenclature, and the clinical application of the perforator flaps still exist, which are therefore the hot spot for future study.

  3. The clinical experience of repairing forefoot wound with perforator flap of free peroneal artery%游离腓动脉穿支皮瓣修复前足创面的临床体会

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    梁献丹; 王雨露; 周浩; 严威; 朱玉辉

    2016-01-01

    目的:探讨游离腓动脉穿支皮瓣修复前足创面的临床效果。方法2012年5月-2014年5月,收治前足皮肤软组织缺损7例,均采用游离腓动脉穿支皮瓣修复。结果7例皮瓣全部成活,无血管危象发生。随访6~12个月,皮瓣质地优良,颜色及外形满意,踝足部功能正常。结论采用游离腓动脉穿支皮瓣修复前足创面手术简单,疗效满意。%Objective To study the clinical effect of repairing forefoot wound with perforator flap of free peroneal artery. Methods From May 2012 to May 2014, 7 patiens were treated, whose forefoot skin and soft tissue was defected and were repaired with perforator flap of free peroneal artery. Results All flap of the 7 cases survived, and no blood vessel crisis appeared. By follow-up for 6 months, flap character was better, color and appearance was satisfied, the function of ankle and foot was normal. Conclusion The operation of repairing forefoot wound with perforator flap of free peroneal artery is a simple and the curative method, which can obtain satisfactory effect.

  4. Posterior interosseous free flap: various types.

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    Park, J J; Kim, J S; Chung, J I

    1997-10-01

    The posterior interosseous artery is located in the intermuscular septum between the extensor carpi ulnaris and extensor digiti minimi muscles. The posterior interosseous artery is anatomically united through two main anastomoses: one proximal (at the level of the distal border of the supinator muscle) and one distal (at the most distal part of the interosseous space). In the distal part, the posterior interosseous artery joins the anterior interosseous artery to form the distal anastomosis between them. The posterior interosseous flap can be widely used as a reverse flow island flap because it is perfused by anastomoses between the anterior and the posterior interosseous arteries at the level of the wrist. The flap is not reliable whenever there is injury to the distal forearm or the wrist. To circumvent this limitation and to increase the versatility of this flap, we have refined its use as a direct flow free flap. The three types of free flaps used were (1) fasciocutaneous, (2) fasciocutaneous-fascia, and (3) fascia only. Described are 23 posterior interosseous free flaps: 13 fasciocutaneous flaps, 6 fasciocutaneous-fascial flaps, and 4 fascial flaps. There were 13 sensory flaps using the posterior antebrachial cutaneous nerve. The length and external diameter of the pedicle were measured in 35 cases. The length of the pedicle was on average 3.5 cm (range, 3.0 to 4.0 cm) and the external diameter of the artery averaged 2.2 mm (range, 2.0 to 2.5 mm). The hand was the recipient in 21 patients, and the foot in 2. All 23 flaps covered the defect successfully.

  5. Clinical application of free KISS lateral femoral circumflex artery perforator flap in repairing defects of limbs%游离旋股外侧动脉穿支KISS皮瓣修复四肢创面的临床应用

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    唐修俊; 魏在荣; 王波; 王达利; 孙广峰; 金文虎; 李海

    2015-01-01

    Objective To summarize the clinical efficacy of free KISS lateral femoral circumflex artery perforator flap in repairing defects of limbs.Methods Twelve cases were suffered wound surface defects on hands and feet.And the defects were repaired by flap construction from October,2010 to May,2013,based on the characteristics of the defects combined with anatomical features of the free lateral femoral circumflex artery perforator flap.Length of flap was adopted as the width for direct suture in the flap donor.Results Postoperative flap and donor area preliminarily healed.There was no vascular crisis.Twelve cases received 6-18 months followed-up (averaged of 12 months).The skin flap was good in color and texture.The dorsal flap was a bit bloated.Linear scar was remained in distal flap donor area.The quadriceps muscle power level 5,knee flexion,extension 10°-180°.Quadriceps strength,knee flexion and stretch activities were all normal.The flaps recovered protective sense.Four cases had tendon adhesion after hand tendon transplantation.The finger function was well recovered after release.At the last followup,the functions of the upper limbs were evaluated according to the trial evaluation standard of the Hand Surgery Association of Chinese Medical Association:6 cases were excellent,1 case was good,and 1 case was qualified.Conclusion The design of the lobulated tissue flap of the lateral femoral circumflex artery descending branch is flexible.Large area of the surface defect can be repaired.The flap donor area is directly sutured.It is an ideal method to repair the wound tissue defect.%目的 总结游离旋股外侧动脉穿支KISS皮瓣在修复四肢创面中的临床疗效. 方法 2010年10月-2013年5月,根据手足部创面的特点,结合旋股外侧动脉穿支解剖特点设计分叶皮瓣,通过皮瓣重组(KISS)修复手足部创面缺损12例,将皮瓣的长度变成宽度使皮瓣供区直接缝合. 结果 术后皮瓣及供区Ⅰ

  6. Laparoscopic creation of neovagina and neocervix, followed by their reconstruction with polytetrafluoroethylene graft/buccal mucosa and pudendal artery perforator flap

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    Yi-Chieh Li

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Congenital cervical agenesis of is a rare Müllerian anomaly that may be associated with partial or complete vaginal aplasia and renal anomalies. Symptoms such as amenorrhea and abdominal pain usually develop shortly after menarche, when the absence or obstruction of the cervical canal results in blood accumulation in the uterus and fallopian tubes, and finally in the peritoneal cavity. Physical examination sometimes reveals normally developed external sex organs. Delayed diagnosis and treatment may potentially result in extensive endometriosis, which may potentially cause severe adhesion and damage to reproductivity. Such consequences could complicate further the management of the disease. Traditionally, hysterectomy has been the treatment of choice in these cases because of the high failure rate of canalization procedures and risk of serious ascending infection. With advanced laparoscopic techniques, conservative management seems feasible and has been recommended. We herein present a patient with complete cervical and vaginal agenesis. Creation of a neovagina and uterovaginal anastomosis were performed first under the guidance of laparoscopy (Figure 1. A neocervix was composed of a polytetrafluoroethylene graft and a piece of oral mucosa retrieved from the buccal area. The neovagina was reconstructed with an external pudendal artery perforator flap. A cervical Fr 16 size Foley was left in place as a stent. The patient had uneventful postoperative recovery and fair wound healing at the outpatient follow-up. Congenital agenesis of the uterine cervix and vagina can be differentiated accurately and reconstructed laparoscopically. Using mesh-buccal mucosa composite and pudendal perforator flap is a practical way to reconstruct neocervix and neovagina after their creation.

  7. Monostotic fibrous dysplasia of the metacarpal: a case report

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    Kátia Tôrres Batista

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Fibrous dysplasia is a bone disease characterized by abnormal differentiation of fibrous tissue in the bones; it is often asymptomatic. It may affect one bone (monostotic or several bones (polyostotic. The monostotic form primarily affects the ribs, but hardly ever affects the hand. It is important to make the differential diagnosis with malignant bone tumors. This article describes the treatment and outcome of a rare case of a patient admitted with a history of tumor growth in the right hand, diagnosed as fibrous dysplasia of the right second metacarpal. Male patient, 14 years of age, admitted to the Sarah Hospital with lesion on the dorsum of the right hand without pain complaints, previous history of trauma, nor local signs of inflammation. Physical examination revealed swelling on the dorsum of the second metacarpal, painless, with unaltered mobility and sensitivity. Radiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging indicated the involvement of the entire length of the second metacarpal: only the distal epiphysis was preserved, with areas of bone lysis. After biopsy confirmation, the patient underwent surgery, using a long cortical graft for reconstructing the metacarpal. During the follow-up period of five years there were no signs of recurrence, and proper digital growth and functionality of the operated hand were observed.

  8. Microsurgical free flaps at Kathmandu Model Hospital.

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    Rai, S M; Grinsell, D; Hunter-Smith, D; Corlett, R; Nakarmi, K; Basnet, S J; Shakya, P; Nagarkoti, K; Ghartimagar, M; Karki, B

    2014-01-01

    Microsurgery is an emerging subspecialty in Nepal. Microsurgery was started at Kathmandu Model Hospital in 2007 with the support from Interplast Australia and New Zealand. This study will be useful for establishing a baseline for future comparisons of outcome variables and for defining the challenges of performing microsurgical free flaps in Nepal. A retrospective cross sectional study was conducted using the clinical records of all the microsurgical free flaps performed at Kathmandu Model Hospital from April 2007 to April 2014. Fifty-six free flaps were performed. The commonest indication was neoplasm followed by post-burn contracture, infection and trauma. Radial artery forearm flap was the commonest flap followed by fibula, antero-lateral thigh, rectus, tensor facia lata, lattisimus dorsi, deep inferior epigastric artery perforator, and deep circumflex iliac artery flap. Radial artery forearm flaps and anterolateral thigh flaps were mostly used for burn contracture reconstructions. Twelve of the 13 (92%) fibulae were used for mandibular reconstruction for oral cancer and ameloblastoma. Rectus flaps were used mainly for covering defects over tibia. Hospital stay ranged from six to 67 days with an average of fourteen. Fifteen patients (26%) developed complications. The duration of operation ranged from six hours to 10.5 hours with an average of nine hours. The longest follow up was for four years. Microsurgery can be started even in very resource-poor center if there is support from advanced centers and if there is commitment of the institution and surgical team.

  9. 颞浅动脉顶支扩张岛状皮瓣在修复头皮缺损中的应用%Application of the parietal branches of superficial temporal artery island flap in complex scalp defects

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    王楷; 李爱林; 赵月强; 余墨声; 罗定安; 吴晓蔚

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the application of the parietal branches of superficial temporal artery island flap in the complex scalp defects.Methods A parietal branches of superficial temporal artery island flap on the ectatic scalp flap was designed to repair the complex scalp defects in 25cases and the repairing effect was observed.Results The island flaps were survived completely in 24patients,in which 1 patient had partial necrosis because of the flap tension was too large,but healed after local dressing and debridement.After followed up 6~ 12 months,the color and texture of the flap were the same to the surrounding normal scalp,and the shape was satisfactory.The flap donor site of hair growth was good,with well healing and no obvious complications.Conclusions The parietal branches of superficial temporal artery island flap can repair the complex scalp defects with the flexible flap design and movement.The flap survives well and the repair area is large.The flap and the surrounding scalp connects good.Therefore,it is a good method strongly recommended for small area complex scalp defects repair in clinics.%目的 探讨颞浅动脉顶支扩张岛状皮瓣在修复复杂头皮缺损中的应用.方法 通过在扩张头皮瓣上设计以颞浅动脉顶支为蒂的岛状皮瓣,转移修复复杂头皮缺损25例,并观察其愈合和修复效果.结果 25例患者,24例皮瓣完全存活,1例患者因皮瓣张力过大出现部分坏死,但通过清创及换药后愈合.术后随访6~12个月,头皮缺损修复部位与周围皮肤色泽、质地相似,外形恢复满意,皮瓣供受区毛发生长良好,创面愈合良好,无并发症发生.结论 应用颞浅动脉顶支为蒂的岛状扩张皮瓣修复复杂头皮缺损,皮瓣存活良好,皮瓣设计、转移灵活,修复范围较大,皮瓣与周边头皮衔接良好,是修复复杂头皮缺损的一种良好方法,值得应用和推广.

  10. Clinical application of island skin flap of pollical dorsal digital arteries in repairing defect of soft tissue%拇指背动脉岛状皮瓣的临床应用及血供障碍处理

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    蒋良福; 周飞亚; 李志杰; 杨景全; 褚庭纲; 池征璘; 高伟阳

    2011-01-01

    Objective:To introduce clinical experience of repairing defect of pollical soft tissue with island skin flap of pollical dorsal digital arteries,and explore the reasons of disturbance of blood supply and its therapeutic method. Methods: From July 2005 to December 2008,21 thumbs in 21 patients with defect of soft tissue were treated with surgery. There were 16 males and 5 females,ranging in age from 16 to 55 years with an average of 39 years. Defects of extremity-radialis soft tissues of thumb in 4 cases were repair with island skin flap of dorsal-radial pollical arterial;and defects of ulnaris ,finger pulp, hyponychium of thumb in 17 cases were repair with island skin flap of dorsal-ulnar pollical arterial. The pivoting point of flap was 0.5 cm proximal to interphalangeal joint. The size of flap was from 2 cm×1.5 cm to 4 cm×2.5 cm. Results:Blood articulo was found in 6 cases during operation and after operation and the flaps survived after corresponding treatment. The patients were follow-up from 3 months to 2 years. The texture and shap of flap was good, only had slightly pigmentation. Range of motion was normal in metacarpophalangeal joints and interphalangeal joint. All the flaps of prothetic finger pulp had sensory recovery with two point discrimination for 4-10 mm. Conclusion:It is easy and effective in repairing defect of pollical soft tissue with island skin flap of pollical dorsal digital arteries. The treatment of pedicle is key to success,the length,width and compression of pedicle can effect on blood supply of flap.%目的:介绍拇指背动脉岛状皮瓣修复拇指软组织缺损的临床经验,并探讨血供障碍的因为及处理方法.方法:自2005年7月至2008年12月,外科治疗21例21指拇指软组织缺损,男16例,女5例:年龄16~55岁,平均39岁.应用拇指背桡侧动脉岛状皮瓣修复拇指远节桡侧软组织缺损(4例),拇指背尺侧动脉岛状皮瓣修复拇指尺侧、指腹及甲床缺损(17例),皮

  11. 应用胫前动脉骨膜穿支皮瓣修复小腿软组织缺损%Using anterior tibial artery periosteal perforator flap repairs soft tissue defects of shank

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    中立林; 蔺翠霞; 孙雪生; 朱涛; 李强; 李新霞

    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨应用胫前动脉骨膜穿支皮瓣修复小腿皮肤软组织缺损的治疗效果. 方法 采用同侧胫前动脉骨膜穿支皮瓣180°逆转修复11例小腿皮肤软组织缺损,供区采用中厚皮片植皮修复. 结果 移植的11例皮瓣全部成活,术后随访3个月~2年,骨折全部愈合,皮瓣质地良好,外观无臃肿、肤色正常,恢复了较好功能. 结论 胫前动脉骨膜穿支皮瓣修复小腿软组织缺损,具有操作简单、创伤小、不损伤知名血管、成活率高、皮瓣薄、不用二期修整等优点.%Objective To explore the effect of repairing soft tissure defects of shank by anterior tibial artery periosteal perforator flap.Methods Eleven patients received the operation using anterior tibial artery periosteal perforator flap after reversing 180° repairs soft tissue defects of the same shank.The defect after the flap transfer was closed by skin-grafting.Results All the flaps of these 11 cases were successful.The fellow-up time was 3 months to 2 years.All fractures healed,and the appearance and the skin's color were satisfied.Conclusion The operation using anterior tibial artery periosteal perforator flap repairs soft tissue defects of shank has lots of merits:it is handled easily and causes small trauma and retains anterior tibial artery.It has a good success rate.The flap is thin that has a good appearance.

  12. 颞浅动脉组织瓣修复儿童头面部畸形%REPAIRING DEFORMITY OF THE HEAD AND FACE WITH TISSUE FLAP PEDICLED WITH THE SUPERFICIAL TEMPORAL ARTERY IN CHILDREN

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    傅跃先; 向代理; 张显文; 邱林; 唐毅; 王珊

    2001-01-01

    目的 评价颞浅动脉组织瓣在修复儿童头面部畸形中的作用。方法 1986年10月~1996年12月,采用颞浅动脉组织瓣修复13例儿童头面部畸形,其中先天性畸形9例,烧伤瘢痕3例,感染后瘢痕1例。采用颞部皮瓣1例,颞部毛发皮瓣3例,额部皮瓣1例,耳后浅筋膜瓣与皮瓣8例。组织瓣大小为5.0 cm×1.2 cm~10.0 cm×5.0 cm,皮瓣蒂长5~8 cm。结果 术后组织瓣均Ⅰ期愈合。术后10例获得随访,时间6个月~12年,皮瓣色泽似邻近皮肤,质地柔软,厚薄适中,毛发瓣毛发生长良好,耳后浅筋膜瓣与皮瓣满足耳再造需要。所有病例术后切口瘢痕隐蔽,外观获明显改善。结论 颞浅动脉组织瓣血供丰富,邻近受区,易操作且形态良好,适用于儿童头面部多种畸形的修复。%Objective To evaluate the effect of tissue flap pedicled with the superficial temporal artery in repairing deformity of the head and face in children. Methods From October 1986 to December 1996, 13 children with deformity of the head and face were repaired by this tissue flap. Among them, there were congenital deformity in 9 cases, burned scar in 3 cases and infection scar in 1 case. Among the flaps, 1 was temporal skin flap, 3 were temporal flap with hairbearing scalp, 1 was frontal skin flap, and 8 were posterio-uricular superficial fascia flap and skin flap. The area of tissue flap was ranged from 5.0 cm×1.2 cm to 10.0 cm×5.0 cm. The length of the pedicle was 5~8 cm. Results All tissue flaps healed with first intention. Followed up for 6 months to 12 years, the appearance and function of tissue flaps were satisfactory. Conclusion The tissue flap pedicled with the superficial temporal artery is suitable to repair many kinds of deformities of the head and face in children. It has the advantages of good blood supply, closely acceptor area, easy operation and satisfactory appearance.

  13. Repairing of fingertip defect with topographical anterograde flap pedicled with digital artery trunk or branch%带指掌侧固有动脉或其分支局部顺行皮瓣修复指端缺损

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    林宏伟; 吴杰; 江标; 连素文; 邹育才; 肖瑛; 赵资坚; 林丽贤

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨带指掌侧固有动脉或其分支局部顺行皮瓣修复指端缺损的临床效果。方法总结2011年6月至2014年6月期间,采用带指掌侧固有动脉或其分支局部顺行皮瓣转移修复的83例118个指端缺损的临床资料。结果92个皮瓣顺利成活。7个背侧旋转皮瓣、5个V-Y推进皮瓣在术后24 h内出现动脉危象,9个背侧旋转皮瓣、5个掌侧旋转皮瓣在术后24 h内出现静脉危象。视循环危象具体情况分别采用拆除皮瓣周边、蒂部部分缝线,皮瓣小切口放血,皮瓣按摩,改变手指体位,患指制动等方法处理。动脉危象皮瓣4个存活,8个部分坏死。静脉危象皮瓣8个存活,6个部分坏死。皮瓣供区植皮57/62例(91.9%)全部成活。67例99指获得3~12个月、平均5.5个月的随访。皮瓣色泽红润、质地柔软、外观自然、不臃肿,与周围皮肤接近。皮瓣蒂部不臃肿。指端饱满,外形良好。两点辨别觉8~12 mm,无痛性瘢痕形成,无严重触痛。患指各关节活动基本正常,无关节坚硬。患者能适应正常工作与生活,对指端感觉及伤指外形均较满意。按中华医学会手外科学会上肢部分功能评定试用标准评定,优63指,良20指,可16指,优良率83.8%。结论带指掌侧固有动脉或其分支局部顺行皮瓣修复指端缺损,方法简便,无需复杂显微外科技术,效果满意,对供区影响小,成功率高,值得临床推广应用。%Objective To investigate the clinical outcomes of repairing fingertip defects by transferring topographical anterograde flaps pedicled with digital artery trunk or branch. Methods From Jun. 2011 to Jun. 2014, 118 fingers in 83 cases with fingertip defects were treated with topographical anterograde flaps pedicled with digital artery trunk or branch. We recorded and generalized the clinical materials. Results 92 flaps survived uneventfully. 7 digital artery dorsal

  14. Modified superficial peroneal neurocutaneous flap pedicled with lateral supramalleolar artery arising from peroneal artery for forefoot defect%跨区供血腓动脉外踝上穿支蒂腓浅神经营养血管皮瓣修复足前部缺损

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    陈雪松; 肖茂明; 王元山; 管力; 张黎明; 江珉

    2010-01-01

    Objective To report the operative techniques and clinical results of modified distally based superficial peroneal neuroeutaneous flap for skin defect of the forefoot. Methods A reversed superficial peroneal nerocutaneous flap pedicled with the lateral superamalleolar perforating artery or its descending branch, which vascularized the flap through the nutrient vessel chain of the nerve, which linked vascular territories of superamalleolar perforating artery, cutaneous branches of the anterior tibial artery and superficial peroneal artery, was designed to repair skin defects in the forefoot. Results The modified flaps were applied in 17 cases. All flaps were survived successfully with no complication. The largest size of the flap was 20 cm × 8 cm. The flap could reach as far as the proximal end of the second and third toes or weight-bearing areas under the fifth metatarsal caput. Conclusions The modified flap has reliable blood supply with a relatively large size and long rotation are. It is a simple and safe for covering medium to large defects in the forefoot.%目的 探讨改良腓浅神经营养血管皮瓣修复足前部缺损的手术方法及临床效果.方法 对足前部皮肤软组织缺损创面,设计切取以外踝上穿支或其降支为蒂,经其升支、胫前动脉皮穿支及腓浅动脉跨区供血的腓浅神经营养血管皮瓣修复.结果 2005年2月至2008年2月,于临床应用17例,最远修复至第2、3趾基底部及第5跖骨头负重区,最大切取面积20 cm×8 cm;皮瓣均全部成活,术后随访6~12个月,皮瓣质地优良,外形与足踝功能恢复满意.结论 该皮瓣神经血管丛粗大而丰富,蒂部供血确切,旋转修复距离可达足趾,适用于涉及足前部的足背中、大面积皮肤软组织缺损的修复.

  15. Free flap pulse oximetry utilizing reflectance photoplethysmography

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    Zaman, T.; Kyriacou, P. A.; Pal, S.

    2013-01-01

    The successful salvage of a free flap is dependent on the continuous monitoring of perfusion. To date there is no widely accepted and readily available post-operative monitoring technique to reliably assess the viability of free flaps by continuously monitoring free flap blood oxygen saturation. In an attempt to overcome the limitations of the current techniques a reflectance photoplethysmographic (PPG) processing system has been developed with the capability of real-time estimation of arteri...

  16. 游离腓动脉穿支筋膜瓣修复手部皮肤缺损%Free adipofascial flap from peroneal perforator artery for repair of hand skin defects

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    李学渊; 滕晓峰; 黄剑; 陈宏; 章伟文; 陈德松

    2010-01-01

    Objective To explore the surgical technique and clinical outcomes of applying the free adipofascial flap nourished by musculocutaneous perforators of the peroneal artery to repair soft tissue defects of the hand. Methods Six cases of skin defects in the hand were treated from December 2007 to October 2009 with free peroneal artery perforator fascial flap. The size of the raised flaps ranged from 5.0 cm × 4.5 cm to 10 cm × 7 cm. In most cases the musculocutaneous branch was chosen as the vascular pedicle for anastomosis.The blood vessels were anastomosed in an end-to-side fashion. The transferred fascial flap was covered with split thickness skin graft, while the donor site was closed directly. Results All the adipofascial flaps survived uneventfully. The skin graft over the fascial flap showed over 90% survival in 4 cases and 80% survival in 2 cases after 7 days. Follow-up time ranged from 3 to 12 months. Flap bulkiness was seen in one case which underwent debulking procedure 3 months later. The appearance of other 5 cases was satisfactory with only slight flap bulkiness. Only a linear scar was left at the calf donor site. Conclusion The free adipofascial flap was a modification of peroneal perforator flaps to minimize morbidity and improve cosmoses of the donor site. The adipofascial flap can also fill the void caused by soft tissue defects and provide better condition for functional reconstruction.%目的 探讨应用游离腓动脉穿支筋膜瓣修复手部软组织缺损,减少供区损伤的方法和临床效果.方法 2007年12月至2009年10月,对6例手部皮肤缺损患者,应用游离腓动脉肌皮穿支筋膜瓣进行修复,切取面积为5.0 cm×4.5 cm~10.0 cm×7.0 cm,以肌皮穿支为蒂.动脉血管蒂与受区血管采用端侧吻合,受区筋膜瓣行断层植皮覆盖.供区创面直接缝合.结果 术后6例筋膜瓣全部存活;术后7 d,筋膜表面植皮成活大于90%4例,80%2例.随访时间为3~12个月,1例皮瓣臃肿,术后3

  17. Direct popliteal artery perforator flap: anatomical study and clinical application%腘窝直接动脉穿支皮瓣的解剖学基础与临床应用

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    林涧; 陆骅; 郑和平; 林加福

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate and evaluate the clinical effect of the direct popliteal artery perforator flap.Methods Thirty embalmed lower limbs of adult cadavers which perfused with red latex were used to dissection,major observations were the origin,perforators and anastomoses regulations of the direct popliteal artery.Based on the anatomical study,direct popliteal artery perforator flaps were designed and used clinically to 7 patients who had soft tissue defects in popliteal fossa.Results The direct popliteal artery perforator was direct started from lateral wall of the superior segment of popliteal artery,and about 7-11 cm above knee joint.Then it goes up along the middle line of posterior region of thigh,and pierced from the carvity between semitendinosus and biceps femoris and gave off several branches in superficial fascia.Finally,these branches anastomoses with many perforating branches which were gave off form deep femoral artery (the 1st to 3rd perforator artery),obturator artery and lateral circumflex femoral artery.Clinically,all flaps were survived eventually,and 6 of them were healed quickly,only 1 case needed to change dressings to healed its partial necrosis for the pedicle had too much soft tissues and too swelling to block its blood supply.After 2-12 months of following-up,the colors and appearances of these flaps were excellent,and the function of knees were nearly normal.Conclusion Direct popliteal artery perforator flap has relatively constant location and sufficient blood supply to use in clinical application,it is safe and easy to use for recovering soft tissue defects in popliteal fossa.%目的 探讨与评价胭窝直接动脉穿支皮瓣的临床应用效果. 方法 在30侧动脉内灌注红色乳胶的成人下肢标本上,解剖观测腘窝直接动脉穿支的起源、分支与吻合规律;设计腘窝直接动脉穿支皮瓣,并转位修复腘窝部软组织缺损7例. 结果 胭窝直接动脉穿支于膝关节平面上7~11 cm处起

  18. Acute Dislocation of the Metacarpal-Trapezoid Joint

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    Plata, Guillermo Varón; Casas, Jairo Antonio Camacho; Rodríguez, Natalia Sauza

    2016-01-01

    The trapezoid metacarpal dislocation is a rare event. In the literature, it is found in case reports. This injury is caused by direct or indirect high energy trauma. In most cases, the dislocation is dorsal and is difficult to reproduce because the joint is not very mobile. Given the low incidence and little evidence supported in the literature regarding the management, this injury can be treated by open or closed reduction; however, it has been published that most authors use Kirschner wire fixation with good results. Here we present our experience in the management of a male patient with acute trapezoid metacarpal dislocation handled with a splint with good functional results at 6 weeks. PMID:27247751

  19. Perforator anatomy of the radial forearm free flap versus the ulnar forearm free flap for head and neck reconstruction

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    Hekner, D.D.; Roeling, TAP; van Cann, EM

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the vascular anatomy of the distal forearm in order to optimize the choice between the radial forearm free flap and the ulnar forearm free flap and to select the best site to harvest the flap. The radial and ulnar arteries of seven fresh cadavers were injecte

  20. Repair of soft tissue defect in hand or foot with lobulated medial sural artery perforator flap%腓肠内侧动脉分叶皮瓣修复手、足软组织缺损

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    赵风景; 姚建民; 张兴群; 马亮; 张龙春; 徐一波; 王鹏; 祝震

    2015-01-01

    Objective To explore the clinical effect of the lobulated medial sural artery perforator flap in repairing soft tissue defect in hand or foot.Methods Since March 2012 to September 2014, 6 cases with soft tissue defects in hands or feet were treated by lobulated medial sural artery flaps pedicled with 1st musculo-cutaneous perforator and 2st musculo-cutaneous perforator of the medial sural artery.The size of the flaps ranged from 4.5 cm × 10.0 cm to 6.0 cm × 17.0 cm.Results 5 cases of lobulated flap survived smoothly, only 1 lobulated flap had venous articulo, but this flap also survived after the articulo was removed by vascular exploration.All flaps had desirable appearance and sensation and the two-point discrimination was 6 mm in mean with 4 to 12 months follow-up(average, 7 months).Linear scar was left in donor sites in 3 cases and skin scar in 3 cases.There was no malfunction in donor sites.Conclusions Lobulated medial sural artery perforator flap is feasible and ideal method for the treatment of soft tissue defect in hand or foot with satisfactory effect.%目的 探讨腓肠内侧动脉分叶皮瓣修复手、足软组织缺损的临床效果.方法 2012年3月至2014年9月,以腓肠内侧动脉为主干,第1、2肌皮穿支构成分叶皮瓣移植修复手、足部软组织缺损6例,皮瓣面积4.5 cm×10.0 cm~6.0 cm×17.0 cm.结果 5例腓肠内侧动脉分叶皮瓣顺利成活,1例分叶皮瓣因皮瓣下产生积血,出现静脉危象,经血管探查、清除积血后危象解除,皮瓣成活.术后随访4~12个月,平均7个月,皮瓣外观和功能恢复良好,分叶皮瓣平均两点辨距觉为6 mm;3例皮瓣供区遗留线性瘢痕,3例遗留植皮瘢痕,肢体活动不受影响.结论 腓肠内侧动脉分叶皮瓣游离移植修复手、足软组织缺损,方法可靠,效果较好.

  1. Simple Bone Cyst of Metacarpal: Rare Lesion with Unique Treatment

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    Patwardhan, Sandeep; Shah, Kunal; Shyam, Ashok; Sancheti, Parag

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: Simple bone cyst or unicameral bone cyst (UBC) are benign cystic lesions commonly found in femur and humerus. However hand is a very rare site of occurrence. Treatment described for UBC of hand commonly involves curettage and bone grafting. Case Report: A 7 year old right hand dominant girl presented to us with chief complaints of pain and swelling in right 4th metacarpal since 2 month. On imaging, plain radiographs of right hand showed expansile lytic lesion on Metaphyseal-diaphyseal region of 4th metacarpal with pathological fracture. MRI showed cystic lesions with internal loculations and fluid-fluid levels (Fig 2). There was minimal soft tissue extension. We performed aspiration which showed serosanguinous fluid with haemorrhagic tinge. With the diagnosis of unicameral bone cyst in mind we performed and closed intramedullary nail with k wire. The cyst healed up completely within 2 months. There was no recurrence at 18 month follow up. Conclusion: In conclusion simple bone cyst is very rare in metacarpal bone. However it should be considered as important differential since it warrants simple treatment and extensive procedures should be avoided. PMID:27298987

  2. Dorsal hand coverage with free serratus fascia flap

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    Fotopoulos, Peter; Holmer, Per; Leicht, Pernille

    2003-01-01

    serratus fascia flap, the connective tissue over the serratus muscle, for dorsal hand coverage. The flap consists of thin and well-vascularized pliable tissue, with gliding properties excellent for covering exposed tendons. It is based on the branches of the thoracodorsal artery, which are raised...... in the flap, leaving the long thoracic nerve intact on the serratus muscle. Coverage of the flap with split-thickness skin graft is done immediately. The free serratus fascia flap is an ideal flap for dorsal hand coverage when the extensor tendons are exposed, especially because of low donor-site morbidity....

  3. Breast reconstruction with superficial inferior epigastric artery flap%腹壁浅动脉蒂游离腹壁皮瓣乳房再造术的初步临床应用

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    穆大力; 栾杰; 穆兰花; 严义坪

    2010-01-01

    Objective To present a method for breast reconstruction with the superficial inferior epigastric artery (S1EA) flap and to summarize the operative experiences. Methods The diameter and distribution were evaluated with multipledetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) angiography and doppler perfusion flowmeter. Bipedicle superficial inferior epigastric artery flap was designed below umbilicus. Superficial inferior epigastric artery and vein were anastomosed to the internal mammary artery and vein. Results Since 2007, we have used the superficial inferior epigastric artery flap in 4 cases of breast reconstruction. Four flaps survived completely. With the follow-up of 6-12 months, the reconstructed breasts were well-shaped and there were no complications such as abdominal hernia, bulge and weakness in donor sites. Conclusions Breast reconstruction using the superficial inferior epigastric artery flaps can not only preserve the advantages of the traditional method using the deep inferior epigastric perforator flaps, but also retain the maximal function of the fascia and the rectus abdominal muscle and prevent the occurrence of abdominal weakness and hernia. It is an ideal alternative method of breast reconstruction on condition that definitive preoperative assessment of vessels and skilled surgical technique are provided.%目的 探讨采用腹壁浅动脉(superficial inferior epigastric artery,SIEA)蒂游离腹壁皮瓣乳房再造术方法 、特点及适应证.方法 术前采用多层螺旋CT(multipledetector-row computed tomography,MDCT)三维血管造影及多普勒血流探测仪检查SIEA的直径、走行及分布,于脐与阴阜上缘之间设计皮瓣,采用单蒂或双蒂SIEA,与胸廓内动,静脉吻合,腹部供区直接拉拢缝合.结果 4例乳房再造病例皮瓣全部存活,皮瓣和腹部供区无脂肪液化、坏死、切口裂开、腹壁薄弱及腹壁疝等并发症的出现,再造乳房外形效果满意.结论 SIEA蒂游离腹壁皮瓣与腹

  4. "A Free thenar flap – A case report"

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    Chow Shew; Fung Boris KK; Garg Rajesh; Ip Wing

    2007-01-01

    Abstract We present a case report of a free thenar flap surgery done for a volar right hand middle finger, distal and middle phalanx degloving injury. A free thenar flap is a fasciocutaneous sensate flap supplied by a constant branch of the superficial radial artery and its variable nerve supply. It has a distinct advantage of low donor site morbidity, better cosmesis and texture of the flap. No immobilization is required postop. The donor site can be closed primiarily.

  5. Blood flow autoregulation in pedicled flaps

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    Bonde, Christian T; Holstein-Rathlou, Niels-Henrik; Elberg, Jens J

    2009-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Clinical work on the blood perfusion in skin and muscle flaps has suggested that some degree of blood flow autoregulation exists in such flaps. An autoregulatory mechanism would enable the flap to protect itself from changes in the perfusion pressure. The purpose of the present study...... was to evaluate if, and to what extent, a tissue flap could compensate a reduction in blood flow due to an acute constriction of the feed artery. Further, we wanted to examine the possible role of smooth muscle L-type calcium channels in the autoregulatory mechanism by pharmacological intervention with the L......-type calcium channel blocker nimodipine and the vasodilator papaverine. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Pedicled flaps were raised in pigs. Flow in the pedicle was reduced by constriction of the feed artery (n=34). A transit time flow probe measured the effect on blood flow continuously. Following this, three different...

  6. The perforator flap from peroneal artery: an anatomic and clinical application%小腿外侧穿支皮瓣的解剖与临床应用

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    李学渊; 胡瑞斌; 梅劲; 王晓峰; 王欣; 陈宏; 章伟文; 唐茂林

    2012-01-01

    Objective To explore the anatomic characteristics of the peroneal perforator branches and its clinical application as vascularized flap transfer. Methods Twenty fresh cadaver specimen with 40 sides lower limbs were used in this study.Lead oxide gelatin was injected to the whole body,lower extremity radiaograph, spiral CT scan was then used to construct three demention visual model. The peroneal artery and its perforators were dissected,number of peferators,distance to fibular head,diameter and the length of the vascular pedicles were measured and analyzed. From July 2005 to October 2009, forty-three cases with skin defects were performed vascularized transfer in our study,surviving rate and postoperative function were followed up for 6 months to 2 years.Results Perforators were seen most at (9.80 ± 0.93)cm,(13.40 ±0.90) cm,(17.20 ± 1.13)cm,and (21.30 ± 0.77)cm beneath the fibular head with the artery branch diarneter(1.33 ± 0.39) mm,(1.30 ± 0.46)mm,(1.17 ± 0.30)mm,and (1.22 ± 0.23)mm,respectively,while the pedicle length was (5.87 ± 0.73)cm,(5.83 ± 1.73)cm,(5.44 ± 1.09)cm,and (5.10 ± 1.93) cm respectively.In clinic,42/43 free flaps survived.Postoperative outlook were satisfied except in 7 cases,the flaps looked bulky and needed secondary revision.All the donor calves showed good apperaence and function.Conclusion There are 4 regular perferators in lateral calf, while perforators in the middle 1/3 are bigger with relatively longer vascular pedicles which are appropriate for vascularized transfer.%目的 通过解剖学研究,分析腓动脉穿支特点,评价其临床应用的可行性. 方法 通过解剖40侧新鲜小腿标本,使用明胶氧化铅灌注技术,行一次性全身动脉造影、容积螺旋CT扫描,构建三维可视化模型,重点观察小腿.解剖后统计小腿外侧穿支出现数量、穿出位置、各穿支的管径、血管蒂的长度,归纳其规律性.针对2005年7月至2009年10月的43例中等面积的手、足皮肤缺

  7. Performance Outcomes After Metacarpal Fractures in National Basketball Association Players.

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    Guss, Michael S; Begly, John P; Ramme, Austin J; Hinds, Richard M; Karia, Raj J; Capo, John T

    2016-12-01

    Background: The aim was to determine whether players in the National Basketball Association (NBA) who sustain metacarpal fractures demonstrate decreased performance upon return to competition when compared with their performance before injury and that of their control-matched peers. Methods: Data for 32 NBA players with metacarpal fractures incurred over 11 seasons (2002-2003 to 2012-2013) were obtained from injury reports, press releases, and player profiles (www.nba.com and www.basketballreference.com). Player age, body mass index (BMI), position, shooting hand, number of years in the league, and treatment (surgical vs nonsurgical) were recorded. Individual season statistics for the 2 seasons immediately prior to injury and the 2 seasons after injury, including player efficiency rating (PER), were obtained. Thirty-two controls matched by player position, age, and performance statistics were identified. A performance comparison of the cohorts was performed. Results: Mean age at the time of injury was 27 years with an average player BMI of 24. Players had a mean 5.6 seasons of NBA experience prior to injury. There was no significant change in PER when preinjury and postinjury performances were compared. Neither injury to their shooting hand nor operative management of the fracture led to a decrease in performance during the 2 seasons after injury. When compared with matched controls, no significant decline in performance in PER the first season and second season after injury was found. Conclusion: NBA players sustaining metacarpal fractures can reasonably expect to return to their preinjury performance levels following appropriate treatment.

  8. Free superficial peroneal artery perforator flap free transplantation for wound coverage in the hand%腓浅动脉穿支皮瓣游离移植修复手部创面

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    杨晓东; 刘杨武; 杨锦; 张根福; 丁茂超; 梅劲; 唐茂林

    2014-01-01

    目的 探讨应用腓浅动脉穿支皮瓣游离移植修复手部创面的临床效果.方法 2008年3月至2012年3月,应用腓浅动脉穿支皮瓣游离移植修复手部创面共9例,其中手掌侧创面4例,虎口区创面1例,手指侧方创面1例,手背创面3例;缺损面积为3.0 cm×4.5 cm~ 5.0 cm×10.0 cm.其中4例与受区桡动脉头静脉吻合,4例与指总动脉浅静脉吻合,1例与尺动脉贵要静脉吻合.5例供区直接缝合,4例供区创面植皮修复.结果 本组9例皮瓣全部存活,未出现血管危象.术后随访3~ 12个月,原缺损部位外形及功能恢复满意,供区外形功能无明显影响.结论 应用腓浅动脉穿支皮瓣游离移植修复手部创面,临床效果满意,值得推广应用.%Objective To investigate the clinical outcomes of repairing wound in the hand with free superficial peroneal artery perforator flap transplantation.Methods From March 2008 to March 2012,9 cases of wound in the hand were treated with free superficial peroneal artery perforator flap transplantation.There were 4 cases of volar defects,1 case of first web space wound,1 case of lateral finger defect and 3 cases of dorsal defects.The size of the wounds ranged from 3.0 cm× 4.5 cm to 5.0 cm × 10.0 cm.The perforator flap vascular pedicle was anastomosed to the radial artery and cephalic vein of the recipient area in 4 cases,to the proper digital artery and superficial vein in 4 cases,and to the ulnar artery and basilic vein in 1 case.The donor site was closed directly in 5 cases and covered with skin graft in 4 cases.Results All of the 9 flaps survived completely.No vascular crisis occurred.Postoperative follow-up ranged from 3 to 12 months.The appearance and function of the repaired sites were satisfactory.Conclusion Free superficial peroneal artery perforator flap transfer for coverage of wound in the hand can lead to satisfactory clinical results.It is an effective method that is worth wide clinical application.

  9. Horn shaped perforator flap pedicled with the angular artery:anatomy basis and clinical application%内眦动脉为蒂的角形穿支皮瓣的解剖基础与临床应用

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    马大梦; 李小静; 宁金龙; 丁茂超; 李心怡; 姚文德; 陈钊; 葛礼正

    2015-01-01

    目的 探讨应用内眦动脉角形穿支皮瓣修复中面部缺损的解剖学基础及临床应用效果.方法 ①对10具新鲜成人尸体行一次性动脉造影及螺旋CT扫描,数据以DICOM格式输入MIMICS图像工作站,进行三维可视化处理,观测内眦动脉穿支血管的分布规律等.②2012年7月至2014年7月,应用内眦动脉为蒂的角形穿支皮瓣修复中面部皮肤缺损创面21例,其中鳞状细胞癌10例,基底细胞癌9例,色素痣2例,切取的皮瓣面积1.5 cm×3.5 cm~2.5 cm×5.0 cm.结果 面动脉在口角外侧约1 cm处发出侧鼻动脉,后向内眦延续为内眦动脉,角动脉与鼻背动脉、眶下动脉有丰富的吻合支.临床应用内眦动脉为蒂的角形穿支皮瓣修复21例缺损均成活,供、受区创面愈合良好,经1个月至2年随访,色泽、质地、外形恢复较好.结论 内眦动脉角形穿支皮瓣,设计灵活、简便,血供可靠,切口隐蔽,供区可直接拉拢缝合,是修复中面部缺损的一种较好的方法.%Objective To explore the anatomic basis and clinical application of the horn shaped perforator flap pedicled with the angular artery for the reconstruction of midface defect.Methods ①10 fresh cadavers were perfused with a modified guiding oxide gelatin mixture for three-dimensional visualization reconstruction using a 16-slice spiral computed tomography scanner and specialized software (Materiaise' s interactive medical image control system,MIMICS).The origin and distribution of the angular artery perforator were observed.②Between July 2012 and July 2014,twenty-one patients underwent operations for the reconstruction of midface defect.Ten patients had squamous cell carcinoma,nine patients had basal cell carcinoma and two patients had nevus.The flaps' size ranged from 1.5 cm × 3.5 cm to 2.5 cm × 5.0 cm.Results The facial artery branches the lateral nasal artery 1 cm from the outside corner of the mouth,subsequently strenches to inner canthus

  10. 颞浅动脉岛状皮瓣修复重度感染性义眼座暴露%The repair surgery of severe infectious orbital implants exposure with superficial temporal artery island flaps

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    杨鸿斌; 刘素芝; 包俊辉; 刘萍

    2013-01-01

    Objective To discuss the method and efficacy of repairment of large severely infectious orbital implants exposure with superficial temporal artery island flaps.Methods To analyse retrospectively the clinical data in ophthalmology department of Xinjiang Hospital of Occupational Disease:6 eyes from 6 cases,with exposure of diameters over 10 mm or concurrent infections in orbital implants.Results After partial penetration and flush for infection control,the patient' s ipsilateral superficial temporal artery island flaps were implanted into the ocular prosthesis to repair the large defect of the conjunctiva sac all at once.All the flaps of 6 cases survived,with stable blood supply,good wear resistance and smooth union with the conjunctiva sac tissues.The ocular prosthesis moved smoothly in all quadrants.Except for the long hair after surgery in 2 cases,no other postoperative complications appeared in the follow-up of 1 to 5 years,with good effect of the treatment.Conclusion The effective partial anti-inflammatory therapy,combined with the superficial temporal artery island flap,is a feasible and effective surgery procedure to repair severe ocular prosthesis exposure and the co-infection.%目的 探讨颞浅动脉岛状皮瓣一次性修复感染性义眼座大面积暴露的方法和效果.方法 新疆职业病医院眼科6例(6眼)义眼座暴露直径>10 mm或合并感染的回顾性分析.结果 经过局部贯穿并冲洗控制感染,取同侧颞浅动脉岛状皮瓣,植入义眼一次性修复大面积结膜囊缺损,6例全部成活,皮瓣血供稳定,耐磨性良好,与结膜囊内组织愈合平整.安装义眼各象限活动自如.术后2例出现毛发过长,需修剪,未见其它术后并发症,随访1~5年,手术效果良好.结论 局部有效抗炎结合颞浅动脉岛状皮瓣,一次性修复严重义眼座暴露合并感染,是可行有效的手术方式.

  11. Sensorineural deafness, abnormal genitalia, synostosis of metacarpals and metatarsals 4 and 5, and mental retardation

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    Mendioroz, Jacobo; Fernández-Toral, Joaquín; Suárez, Etelvina

    2005-01-01

    In 1988 Pfeiffer and Kapferer reported on a patient with sensorineural deafness, psychomotor delay, hypospadias, cerebral manifestations, and bilateral synostosis of the 4th and 5th metacarpals and metatarsals. Synostosis of the 4th and 5th metacarpals and metatarsals is a very rare defect that has...

  12. Haemodynamics and viability of skin and muscle flaps

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    Clarke, H.M.

    1985-01-01

    In reconstructive surgery, occasional free flap failures occur despite the clinical and technical advances in microsurgery of the past few years. To minimize these losses a better understanding of basic flap physiology must be achieved. The objectives of this work were the investigation of the haemodynamic characteristics of skin and muscle flaps in normal and compromised circumstances, the viability of skin and muscle flaps after pedicle ligation or ischaemia, and the possible interrelationship of haemodynamics and viability. A Wistar rat groin island skin flap model was used to assess flap survival following vascular compromise produced by vessel ligation. Survival was seen earliest following loss of the artery and was not dependent on circulation through the vascular pedicle after 5 days. A study using free groin flaps in rats gave similar results. Normal free groin flaps were then transferred to irradiated Fischer F344 rats. Delayed neovascularization was shown at a time corresponding to the onset of the late phase of the response to skin radiation. A canine inferior epigastric free skin flap model was established to determine the normal haemodynamic parameters during free flap transfer. A canine gracilis free muscle flap model was developed. Normal haemodynamic parameters are given. These parameters were examined after ischaemia. Survival of the muscle followed ischaemia of 4 hours or less. Flap survival is not dependent solely on arterial input or venous drainage. More complex phenomena such as the reactive hyperaemia following ischaemia are implicated in survival.

  13. Validation of a finite element model of the human metacarpal.

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    Barker, D S; Netherway, D J; Krishnan, J; Hearn, T C

    2005-03-01

    Implant loosening and mechanical failure of components are frequently reported following metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint replacement. Studies of the mechanical environment of the MCP implant-bone construct are rare. The objective of this study was to evaluate the predictive ability of a finite element model of the intact second human metacarpal to provide a validated baseline for further mechanical studies. A right index human metacarpal was subjected to torsion and combined axial/bending loading using strain gauge (SG) and 3D finite element (FE) analysis. Four different representations of bone material properties were considered. Regression analyses were performed comparing maximum and minimum principal surface strains taken from the SG and FE models. Regression slopes close to unity and high correlation coefficients were found when the diaphyseal cortical shell was modelled as anisotropic and cancellous bone properties were derived from quantitative computed tomography. The inclusion of anisotropy for cortical bone was strongly influential in producing high model validity whereas variation in methods of assigning stiffness to cancellous bone had only a minor influence. The validated FE model provides a tool for future investigations of current and novel MCP joint prostheses.

  14. Optimización en el uso del colgajo de segunda perforante intercostal de la arteria mamaria interna Optimizing the use of the second intercostal perforator flap of the internal mammary artery

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    D. Sicilia Castro

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El colgajo en isla basado en perforantes de la arteria mamaria interna (colgajo IMAP se emplea de manera reciente como técnica reconstructiva en cabeza y cuello. El objetivo de esta revisión es corroborar las posibilidades del arco de rotación de dicho colgajo cuando se realiza una amplia disección de su pedículo vascular. Presentamos 4 pacientes de edades comprendidas entre 46 y 75 años, todos ellos varones, con defectos faríngeos parciales, en los que empleamos un colgajo pediculado basado en la segunda perforante de la arteria mamaria interna para reconstrucción del defecto faríngeo. El tamaño medio del defecto a cubrir fue de 3,2 cm (desviación estándar +/- 1,5 cm en sentido horizontal y 4,5 cm (desviación estándar +/- 2,2 cm en sentido vertical. En todos los casos se disecó un colgajo en isla con un tamaño medio de 6 X 8 cm. La longitud media del pedículo fue de 5,5 cm (desviación estándar +/- 1,51 cm. En todos los casos fue posible sellar el defecto faríngeo sin necesidad de resecar costilla o de incorporar parte de la arteria mamaria interna correspondiente. El colgajo IMAP es un colgajo rápido de realizar que permite la reconstrucción de defectos faríngeos parciales de la región anterior del cuello y hasta la base de la lengua sin necesidad de resección costal o incorporación parcial de los vasos mamarios.The island flap based on perforators of the internal mammary artery (IMAP flap is recently used in reconstruction of head and neck defects. The aim of this review is to verify the possibilities of the arc of rotation of the flap when it's necessary to carry out an extensive dissection of the vascular pedicle. We present reconstruction of partial pharyngeal defects in 4 patients, aged between 46 and 75 years and all men, using a pedicle flap based on the second perforator of the internal mammary artery. The average size of the defect was 3.2 cm (SD +/- 1.5 cm horizontally and 4.5 cm (SD +/- 2.2 cm vertically. In

  15. 双干型静脉皮瓣在撕脱性断指再植中的应用%Application of arterialized venous flap with double vein trunks in replantation of degloved fingers

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    周晓; 芮永军; 许亚军; 寿奎水; 姚群

    2011-01-01

    目的 报告双干型静脉皮瓣在撕脱性断指再植中的应用和临床效果.方法 2007年3月至2009年6月,采用前臂双干型静脉皮瓣游离移植修复伴有皮肤软组织缺损的撕脱性断指6例,损伤至入院时间为30 min至8 h,切取皮瓣面积为1.8cm×1.8cm~2.2 cm×5.8cm,供区创面直接缝合.结果 术后6例伤口均Ⅰ期愈合,断指再植全部存活;5例静脉皮瓣无肿胀,顺利存活;1例皮瓣早期肿胀明显,紫红色,并见散在小水泡,经拆除部分缝线、换药等对症处理后顺利存活.术后随访时间为6个月至2年.皮瓣及再植手指血运好,皮瓣质地软,弹性好、耐磨.根据中华医学会手外科学会断指再植功能评定试用标准评定;优4例,良1例,可1例;优良率为82.5%.结论 采用前臂掌侧双干型静脉皮瓣游离移植修复伴有皮肤软组织缺损的撕脱性断指,能最大程度地恢复手指的功能和外形.%Objective To report the application and results of venous flap with double vein trunks in replantation of degloved fingers.Methods From March 2007 to June 2009, 6 cases of soft tissue defect in the degloved finger were replanted with venous flap with double vein trunks.The interval between injury and operation was 30 minutes to 8 hours.All fingers were replanted by arterialized free venous flap from the ipsilateral forearm with double vein trunks.The flap was 1.8 cm×1.8 cm to 2.2 cm× 5.8 cm in size.The donor site was directly closed.Results Primary wound healing was observed in all 6 cases postoperatively.All the replanted fingers survived completely.In 5 cases the venous flaps survived uneventfully.In 1 case there was partial superficial necrosis of the flap which healed with conservative management.Postoperative follow-up ranged from 6 to 24 months.The flaps and fingers had good circulation, good texture and color match.According to the criteria for functional assessment of amputated finger issued by the Chinese Hand Surgery Society, the

  16. Repair of electrical burns in the limbs with flap%四肢电烧伤创面的皮瓣修复

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    金秀; 王涛; 蒋子平; 于家傲; 路来金

    2015-01-01

    目的 探讨四肢电烧伤创面皮瓣修复的修复方法和手术适应证. 方法 1997年5月-2014年6月,共收治四肢电烧伤后软组织缺损患者38例,分别于电烧伤后7~14d内采用了皮瓣修复,其中局部旋转皮瓣4例,鱼际皮瓣1例,示指背侧皮瓣2例,交腿皮瓣1例,足底内侧皮瓣1例,带蒂背阔肌皮瓣2例,前臂骨间后动脉逆行岛状皮瓣4例,掌背动脉逆行岛状皮瓣4例,髂腹股沟皮瓣10例;游离桡动脉皮瓣1例,游离背阔肌皮瓣1例,游离股前外侧皮瓣3例;前臂后侧骨间前动脉穿支逆行岛状皮瓣1例,小腿后侧穿支逆行岛状皮瓣2例,小腿前外侧穿支逆行岛状皮瓣1例.皮瓣切取范围42.0 cm×13.0 cm~6.0 cm×3.0 cm.结果 术后随访时间4~42个月,平均6、7个月.皮瓣完全成活35例,占92.1%;尖端部分坏死3例,占7.9%.坏死部分经局部换药均在术后1个月内自行愈合.肢体和手的外形较为满意,手腕部电烧伤病例28例,功能优和良共15例,占57.1%;中8例,占28.6%;差5例,占14.3%. 结论 对电烧伤创面进行早期皮瓣修复,是保护肢体深部组织结构、预防控制继发感染、最大限度保留肢体功能的有效方法.%Objective To investigate the surgical indications and repair methods for the treatment of electrical bums in the limbs.Methods Thirty-eight cases since May,1997 to June,2014 who underwent flap treatment in 7-14 days after electrical bums was summarized.Among these patients,4 cases were treated by local flaps,1 case was treated by thenar flap,2 cases were treated by dorsal island skin flap of the index finger,1 case was treated by cross-leg flap,1 case was treated by medial plantar skin flap;2 cases were treated by pedicle latissimus dorsi flaps,4 cases were treated by antebrachial flap with a pedicle of the posterior interosseous artery,4 cases were treated by metacarpal artery reversed island flaps,10 cases were treated by groin flaps;1 case was treated by free radial

  17. Fasciocutaneous flaps

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    D.E. Tolhurst (David)

    1988-01-01

    textabstractAbout that time the concept of independent myocutaneous vascular territories (Me Craw and Dibbell, 1977) was beginning to take hold but the deep fascia, sandwiched between muscles and the skin, was largely regarded as an isolating layer of dense, avascular fibrous tissue from which flaps

  18. Vacuum sealing drainage and free coupling chain-link posterior tibial artery flap in the reconstruction of degloving injury of propodium%负压封闭引流联合游离胫后动脉串联皮瓣修复前足脱套伤

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    王相; 张威凯; 王海兵; 毛根莲; 李建

    2013-01-01

    Objective To present the methods of vacuum sealing drainage and free coupling chain-link flap of posterior tibial artery flap and medial plantar flap in the reconstruction of degloving injury of propodium.Methods From Oct.2008 to Dec.2011 five cases with degloving injury of propodium underwent debridement and vacuum sealing drainage on the first stage.Free chain-link flap of posterior tibial artery flap and medial plantar flap were applied to close the wound at the secondary stage.The nerve was included in the coupling flaps.The size of posterior tibial artery flap ranged from 14 cm × 10 cm to 11 cm × 8 cm,and the size of medial plantar flap ranged from 12 cm × 8 cm to 8 cm × 6 cm.Results All flaps were survived with no vascular crisis.The flap sensation recoverd to S3-S3+ during the follow-up period of 6-21 months.The texture and appearance of flaps were satisfied.The plantar had not ulcer and corpus callosum.Conclusion Vacuum sealing drainage and free chain-link flap of posterior tibial artery flap and medial plantar flap with nerve are the ideal methods for the reconstruction of degloving injury of propodium.%目的 探讨应用负压封闭引流技术联合游离胫后动脉皮瓣串联足底内侧皮瓣瓦合修复前足脱套伤的方法和临床效果.方法 2008年10月至2011年12月,一期应用负压封闭引流技术处理创面,延期应用带神经的游离胫后动脉皮瓣串联足底内侧皮瓣瓦合修复前足脱套伤5例.皮瓣切取面积为:胫后动脉皮瓣14 cm×10 cm~11 cm×8 cm,足底内侧皮瓣12 cm×8 cm~8 cm×6cm.结果 本组5例皮瓣全部成活,无血管危象发生.术后随访6~21个月,感觉恢复S3~S3+级,皮瓣质地、外形均良好,跖底无溃疡及胼胝发生.结论 应用负压封闭引流技术联合带神经的游离胫后动脉皮瓣串联足底内侧皮瓣瓦合修复前足脱套伤,是一种有效可行的方法.

  19. 膝关节周围动脉为蒂骨膜(骨)瓣的应用解剖及临床意义%Anatomical study and clinical application of the periosteal (bone ) flaps pedicled with arteries around knee joint

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    祝少博; 陈振光; 谭金海; 方成; 张发惠; 郑和平

    2001-01-01

    Objective To provide anatomical basis for repairing nonunion and defect around knee joint. Methods The origin, course, branches, distribution and anastomosis of the vessel netwo rk around knee joint were observed and measured in 30 adult cadaver lower limb specimens infused with red dye via artery. Results There were abundant vessel network around knee joint, which was composed of the end b ranches and communicating branches of femoral artery, popliteal artery, anterior tibial artery, posterior tibial artery, etc. Conclusion  The periosteal (bone) flaps pedicled with arteries around knee is one of the mos t important donors.%目的 为带蒂骨膜(骨)瓣移位治疗膝关节周围骨不连、骨缺损提供解剖学依据。方法 在30侧经动脉灌注的成人下肢标本上,观察并测量膝关节周围动脉网有关血管的起始、走行、口径、分布及其吻合情况。结果 膝关节周围存在着丰富的血供,其主要由月 国动脉、股动脉、胫前动脉、胫后动脉的终末支及相互间的交通支和吻合网恒定构成。结论 以膝关节周围动脉为蒂的骨膜(骨)瓣,是进行局部转位和吻合血管游离移植的重要供区之一。

  20. Characterization of Metacarpal Fractures in a Military Population.

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    Dichiera, Robert; Dunn, John; Bader, Julia; Bulken-Hoover, Jamie; Pallis, Mark

    2016-08-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence and type of metacarpal (MC) fractures in a military population, and whether these fractures are related to age, military occupational specialty, aggression, or accidental injury. A retrospective record-based review was conducted at a single military center over a 5-year period. Service members with index finger through small finger MC fracture were identified. Data were collected utilizing Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application and electronic profile (e-profile) databases. Data collected included demographic information, mechanism of injury, nature of injury, total number of visits, and estimated time on physical restriction. 400 patients met inclusion criteria. Males accounted for 94% of the study population, 75% of fractures were of the small finger MC, 54% of patients were between 20 and 24 years, 90% were sustained by junior enlisted personnel, and most occurred by punching. Men aged readiness.

  1. 第一跖底动脉穿支皮瓣的解剖学基础%Anatomical basis of the flap based on the perforator of the first plantar metatarsal artery

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    谢志平; 梁成; 郑和平; 林涧; 郝攀登; 张发惠

    2014-01-01

    artery or the branch of the medial plantar artery on the superior margin of the abductor hallucis,forming a longitudinal arterial chain,through which small branches were given off to the skin of the medial aspect of the foot.The perforator was (1.1 ± 0.2) mm in diameter and (3.2 ± 0.2) cm in length.Conclusion The flap based on the perforator of the first plantar metatarsal artery can be harvested as an axial flap to repair the defects of soft tissue on the forefoot.

  2. Prospective evaluation of outcome measures in free-flap surgery.

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    Kelly, John L

    2004-08-01

    Free-flap failure is usually caused by venous or arterial thrombosis. In many cases, lack of experience and surgical delay also contribute to flap loss. The authors prospectively analyzed the outcome of 57 free flaps over a 28-month period (January, 1999 to April, 2001). The setting was a university hospital tertiary referral center. Anastomotic technique, ischemia time, choice of anticoagulant, and the grade of surgeon were recorded. The type of flap, medications, and co-morbidities, including preoperative radiotherapy, were also documented. Ten flaps were re-explored (17 percent). There were four cases of complete flap failure (6.7 percent) and five cases of partial failure (8.5 percent). In patients who received perioperative systemic heparin or dextran, there was no evidence of flap failure (p = .08). The mean ischemia time was similar in flaps that failed (95 +\\/- 29 min) and in those that survived (92 +\\/- 34 min). Also, the number of anastomoses performed by trainees in flaps that failed (22 percent), was similar to the number in flaps that survived (28 percent). Nine patients received preoperative radiotherapy, and there was complete flap survival in each case. This study reveals that closely supervised anastomoses performed by trainees may have a similar outcome to those performed by more senior surgeons. There was no adverse effect from radiotherapy or increased ischemia time on flap survival.

  3. [Osteomuscular serrato-costal free flap: application to mandibular reconstruction].

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    Breton, P; Henry, J F; Crezoit, E; Souchere, B; Freidel, M

    1992-06-01

    The serrato-costal free flap provides a large costal flap vascularized by a digitation of the serratus anterior muscle supplied by the dorsal thoracic artery. The flap is easy and rapid to raise with low morbidity. The repair obtained is functionally very satisfactory, but does not allow insertion of an implant. Six cases are reported. The indications of this technique of mandibular reconstruction are discussed.

  4. 带监测皮岛的胫前动脉穿支骨膜瓣设计的显微解剖学研究%The design of the perforator periosteal flap with monitoring flap pedicled with the anterior artery perforator

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    江钦文; 黄东; 吴伟炽; 葛军委; 黄国英

    2011-01-01

    Objective To provide anatomic basis for clinical application of the anterior tibial artery perforator periosteal flap. Methods On 18 adult cadaveric lower limb specimens, the origins, courses,branches, distributions and anastomosis of the lateral tibial periosteal vessels were microdissected. Results 1.On the upper section of tibia, 1-3 periosteal branches from the anterior tibial recurrent artery and the anterior tibial artery located in the front and external periosteum of the tibia lateral condyle, and on the middle and lower sections, the anterior tibial artery gave off 5-7 muscular periosteal branches and direct periosteal branches to the external periosteum of the tibia. the periosteal branches were accompanied by two veins, with a length of its pedicle of (1.2±0.3) em and a diameter of (0.7±0.2)mm. 2. Periosteal branches from the anterior tibial artery showed a segmental distribution and gave out ascending, descending and cutaneous branches at the anterior border of the tibia. The adjacent descending and ascending branches dovetailed into vascular chain and periosteal vessel net. The cutaneous branches supplied the anterolateral skin of the crus. Conclusions The perforator periosteal flap with monitoring flap pedicled with the anterior tibial artery perforator could be designed for the treatment of nonunion and defect of bone through free transplantation.%目的 为胫前动脉穿支骨膜瓣临床应用提供解剖学基础.方法 在18侧成人下肢标本上解剖观测了胫骨外侧骨膜血管来源、走行、分支分布及吻合情况.结果 (1)胫骨上段有胫前返动脉骨膜支1-3支和胫前动脉骨膜支,分布于胫骨外侧髁前面及外侧面骨膜,中、下段为来自胫前动脉的肌骨膜支和直接骨膜支5~7支,分布于胫骨外侧骨膜.骨膜支蒂长(1.2±0.3)cm,外径(0.7±0.2)mm,伴行静脉两条.(2)胫前动脉骨膜支呈节段性分布,于胫骨前缘分出升支、降支和皮支.相邻升、降支彼此吻合

  5. Functional results of osteosynthesis with mini-plate and screws in metacarpal fractures

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    Hakan Başar

    2014-01-01

    Conclusions: Mini-plate and screws fixation of unstable metacarpal fractures produces anatomical reduction of fractures with stabilization that is rigid enough to allow early mobilization, thereby preventing stiffness and hence good functional results.

  6. Metacarpal index in short stature before and during growth hormone treatment

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    Bettendorf, M; Graf, K.; Nelle, M; Heinrich, U; Troger, J.

    1998-01-01

    AIMS—To assess the usefulness of the metacarpal index (MCI) as a radiographic measure of the proportions of the metacarpals in the differential diagnosis of short stature. To investigate the significance of the MCI in following the longitudinal growth and proportions of individual long bones during growth hormone stimulated catch up growth in children with short stature with and without growth hormone deficiency.
SUBJECTS—124 children, including 65 children with short sta...

  7. The interpectoral fascia flap.

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    Beer, Gertrude M; Manestar, Andrew; Manestar, Mirjana

    2008-09-01

    Despite the great number of pedicled and free flaps that are available for defect and contour repair, the number of fascia flaps with an axial blood supply are sparse. Such flaps with their gliding function are mandatory, whenever coverage with very thin, well-vascularized tissue is necessary. To the currently established fascia flaps, (the temporoparietal fascia flap, the radial forearm fascia flap, the lateral arm fascia flap, and the serratus anterior fascia flap), we want to add a new fascia flap, the interpectoral fascia flap. We dissected the interpectoral fascia flap from 20 cadavers. In each of the 40 hemichests, the trunk of the thoracoacromial vessels was selectively injected with red polyurethane and the tissue containing the pectoral branches was separated from the overlying pectoralis major muscle and converted into an independent fascia flap. The maximum flap length was 13.5 cm and the maximum breadth was 10.3 cm. The length of the vascular pedicle before entering the flap was 3.9 cm +/- 1.4 cm with a range of 1.5-6.8 cm. Concerning the arc of rotation, all 40 flaps reached the posterior axillary fold, and 29 flaps (73%) reached the mandibular border. This new fascia flap has applications as pedicled and as free flap. The pedicled flap is used in the neck region, in the axillary region and as gliding tissue between the nipple-areola complex and the pectoralis major muscle. The usage of the fascia flap as a free flap has similar characteristics as the other fascia flaps.

  8. Anatomy study and clinical application of proximal ulnar artery perforator flap%尺动脉近端穿支皮瓣的应用解剖与临床应用

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    魏义涛; 钟桂午; 梅劲; 唐茂林

    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨尺动脉近端穿支皮瓣的应用解剖及临床应用. 方法 自2008年起收集国人新鲜尸体10具(20侧),使用动脉显影技术进行灌注,所有标本进行层次解剖,观察尺动脉穿支血管穿出位置、穿支管径、蒂长及供血面积,重点观察尺动脉近端穿支相关指标;自2011年10月至2012年11月,针对手指及腕背皮肤软组织缺损病例,临床应用尺动脉近端穿支皮瓣游离移植修复手部缺损患者18例,应用该皮瓣面积3.0cm×2.5 cm~10.0cm×5.5 cm,18例供区均直接缝合,术后随访其疗效.穿支定位及皮瓣设计:自肱骨内上髁向豌豆骨作一直线,其近、中1/3交界点即为该穿支入皮点.以此点为中心设计带蒂或游离皮瓣. 结果 解剖显示近端穿支直径0.5 ~0.9 mm,穿支蒂长33.0 ~47.0 mm.从尺动脉发出营养前臂内侧的穿支数目为5~9支.所有病例均获得随访,随访时间6 ~ 14个月,皮瓣色泽正常、质地良好、厚薄适中,两点辨别觉5 ~8 mm,无一例臃肿需要二期修整.供区外观、功能正常. 结论 尺动脉近端穿支易于定位,穿支出现恒定,管径较大,尺动脉近端穿支皮瓣适合于修复手及前臂等部位的中、小面积缺损.%Objective To provide anatomical information and clinical application of flaps based on the proximal ulnar artery perforators.Methods Ten fresh cadavers who underwent injected with artery imaging technology and dissected with layer by layer;Eighteen patients who sought surgical treatment with proximal ulnar artery perforator flap for soft tissue defects of the finger and dorsum wrist at our hospital between October 2011 and November 2012 were included in this study.Results The diameter and superficial length of the main perforator respectively were 0.5-0.9 mm and 33.0-47.0 mm in our dissection.There were 5-9 perforators given from the ulnar artery to supply skin over the medial side of the forearm.All of the 18 flaps survived after surgeries

  9. Anatomical study and clinical application of the medial sural artery perforator flap%吻合腓肠内侧血管穿支皮瓣的应用解剖和临床应用

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    程天庆; 柴益民; 曾炳芳

    2008-01-01

    目的 报道腓肠内侧血管穿支皮瓣的解剖学研究与游离移植的临床效果.方法 用明胶-氧化铅液灌注12侧标本的胭动脉,观测腓肠内侧血管及其穿支的分支、蒂长、管径等;取下标本皮肤软组织拍摄X线片,利用Photoshop与Scion Image分析穿支分布的趋向性和供血面积.临床上吻合腓肠内侧血管穿支皮瓣修复5例手部软组织缺损,皮瓣面积为7 cm×4 cm~12 cm×8 cm. 结果 所有标本的腓肠内侧血管至少存在1支穿支,平均2.1支;位于距横纹9~18 cm、距后中线1~5 cm的范围内;其深筋膜处的外径为(1.03±0.22)mm;穿支供血的总面积为(107.5±23.9)cm2,单穿支的供血面积为(58.3±17.0)cm2.5例移植皮瓣全部成活,随访6~12个月,手部修复后外形与功能恢复满意.结论 明胶-氧化铅液灌注造影是皮瓣血管解剖学研究的可靠方法;腓肠内侧血管恒定存在的穿支,可作为腓肠内侧血管穿支皮瓣的血供来源;该皮瓣外形美观,是修复手部中、小面积皮肤软组织缺损的良好选择.%Objective To report the anatomical study and clinical application of the medial sural artery pertorator flaps. Methods The anatomical study involved 12 fresh adult cadaver lower legs, the arteries of which were perfused with suspensions of lead oxide and gelatine. The bifurcation, location, length, diameter and blood territories of the medial sural artery and its perforating vessels were recorded by dissection, angiography and photography. The integument of the leg was dissected and ridiographed. The tendency of the vessels was analyzed, the surface areas of cutaneous territories and perforator zones were measured and calculated with Photoshop and Scion Image. With the aid of anatomic study, a series of five clinical cases was reported, including five free medial sural flaps for ipsilateral hand reconstruction. Results There was at least one perforating vessel in the medial sural areas of the specimen. A mean

  10. The anatomical characteristics and clinical application of the lateral superior genicular artery perforator iliotibial band flap%膝上外侧动脉穿支髂胫束皮瓣的解剖特点与临床应用

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    高建明; 徐达传; 储旭东; 郭峰; 卢绪; 骆宇春; 刘云鹏

    2010-01-01

    Objective To discuss anatomical characteristics and clinical results of the lateral superior genicular artery perforator iliotibial band flap. Methods From September 1999 to July 2009, the origin,course, branches and distribution of the lateral superior genicular artery and blood supply of iliotibial band were observed on 40 sides adult lower limbs perfused with red latax. Five perforator iliotibial band and 4 perforator iliotibial band flaps of 9 cases were treated with anastomosis of lateral superior genicular artery perforating rami. Results The lateral superior genicular artery of 35 cases (80%) originates from the popliteal artery. Its originated external diameter was (1.8 ± 0.4) mm. It divides into ascending branch and descending branch, and they gives off septofascio-cutaneous perforator, or anatomoses the lateral uppermost genicular artery in the vastus lateralis muscle, and then formes the musculocutaneous perforator of iliotibial band. The originated external diameter of the larger perforator of iliotibial bands was ( 1.0 ± 0.2) mm and they provides for the skin and iliotibial band of lateral superior genicular area. Nine cases, including 5 cases of simple Achilles tendon defects, two cases of achilles tendon defects with skin defects, and 2 cases of lower extremity and foot soft tissue defects were treated with transplantation of the vascularized iliotibial band (flap) with perforator vascular anastomoses. All cases were followed up 6 - 92 months. The results showed significant improvement in "heel test" and Thompson sign in the rerupture of the Achilles tendon occurred. Four perforator iliotibial band flaps survived well. Conclusion The lateral superior genicular artery perforator iliotibial band flap is a practical, simple and new donor in the reconstruction of soft tissue and composite defects.%目的 探讨膝上外侧动脉穿支髂胫束皮瓣的解剖学基础与临床应用效果.方法 自1999年9月至2009年7月,在40侧经动脉灌注红

  11. Retrograde vascularisation of fibula free flap in composite oro-mandibular reconstruction

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    G I Nambi

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available We present a case of composite oromandibular reconstruction with fibula free flap in which the vascularity to the flap was established in a retrograde direction through the distal end of the peroneal pedicle vessels. The flap was initially designed in such a way so as to anastomose with superior thyroid artery. However after initial good flow, the superior thyroid artery flow became insufficient. Therefore, an attempt was made to vascularise the flap by anastomosing the distal end of peroneal vessels with the facial artery and a tributary of the internal jugular vein so that the flap was perfused in a retrograde direction. This was successful and the retrograde flow was adequate to ensure flap survival. We believe this to be the first successful case of reverse vascular flow reported for composite oromandibular reconstruction with the fibula free flap.

  12. [Boomerang flap. A true single-stage pedicled cross finger flap].

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    Legaillard, P; Grangier, Y; Casoli, V; Martin, D; Baudet, J

    1996-06-01

    The indications for cover of long fingers have been considerably modified over recent years as a result of the concept of retrograde flow flaps. However, in some cases in which the dorsal digital networks cannot be used, cross-finger flaps are still indicated for cover of long fingers beyond the PIP joint. The authors present a new flap eliminating the need for this rather complicated procedure. The donor site takes advantage of the rich dorsal collateral arterial network of P1 of an adjacent healthy finger. The flap can be raised due to the constant existence of a bifurcation between the collateral dorsal digital arterial networks and the anastomoses situated at various levels between the dorsal and palmar collateral networks of the long fingers, which are constant as far as the PIP joint. A dorsolateral flap can therefore be raised from a healthy finger and transferred to the injured finger by raising the fatty connective tissue, including the dorsal collateral pedicles, in the shape of a boomerang. This flap covers distal defects from the PIP joint to the fingertip. The authors describe the anatomical basis for raising of the flap, the operative technique and report six clinical cases with a mean follow-up of 11 months.

  13. Design and construction of custom-made neoprene thumb carpo-metacarpal orthosis with thermoplastic stabilization for first carpo-metacarpal joint osteoarthritis.

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    Bani, Monireh Ahmadi; Arazpour, Mokhtar; Curran, Sarah

    2013-01-01

    Individuals with first carpo-metacarpal (CMC) osteoarthritis (OA) often experience pain and difficulty with functional activities. Thus, designing orthotics to improve function and decrease pain is common practice. These therapists designed an orthosis using a combination of neoprene and thermoplastic materials to create a soft orthosis that provides support to the first CMC joint - Victoria Priganc, PhD, OTR, CHT, CLT.

  14. Repair of the hand′s soft tissue defect with free flap taken from the supra-wrist branch of the ;ulnar artery%尺动脉腕上支皮瓣修复手部软组织缺损

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    鹿亮; 刘彬; 尚希福

    2015-01-01

    Objective To evaluate clinical effect of free flap taken from the supra-wrist branch of ulnar artery in re-construction of extensive soft tissue defects of hands. Methods 15 patients of skin and soft tissue defects were re-paired with free flaps taken from supra-wrist branch of ulnar artery. The defect sizes were 5 cm × 8 cm~6 cm × 13 cm. Results All the free flaps survived completely without vascular crisis or necrosis. All the patients were followed up from 6 months to 12 months. Texure,color,appearance and function of skin flaps had a good recovery. Conclu-sions Free flap taken from supra-wrist branch of ulnar artery used in the reconstruction of extensive soft tissue de-fects of the hands can achieve good clinical efficacy with advantages of safety and reliability.%目的:探讨应用尺动脉腕上支皮瓣修复手部软组织缺损的临床疗效。方法采用尺动脉腕上支皮瓣修复15例手部软组织缺损患者,创面面积为5 cm ×8 cm~6 cm ×13 cm。结果15例15块皮瓣全部成活,未发生血管危象,无皮瓣边缘坏死。15例均获随访,时间6~12个月。皮瓣质地、色泽外观及感觉功能恢复满意。结论应用尺动脉腕上支皮瓣修复手部软组织缺损疗效满意。

  15. 腓血管蒂腓骨嵌合组织瓣设计的解剖学基础%Anatomical basis for design of the chimeric fibular composite flap based on the peroneal artery

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    谢志平; 庄跃宏; 郑和平; 章一新; 梁成; 郝攀登; 张发惠

    2014-01-01

    Objective To provide anatomical basis for design of the chimeric fibular composite flap based on the peroneal artery. Methods 30 cadaveric lower extremities were used for this study. The fibular head and the lateral malleolus were used as the landmarks and the calves were divided into the upper, middle and lower segments, respectively. Dissection of the calves was carried out and the following contents were investigated: ① The origin, course and branches of the peroneal arteries; ② The number of the musculocutaneous or septocutaneous perforators of the three segments and the periosteal branches from the peroneal arteries. Results The peroneal artery originated from the tibial artery and travelled immediately posteriorly to the fibular bone after it coursed to the middle segment of the fibular. It continued as the lateral calcaneal artery, giving off the branches to nourish the adjacent bones, muscles, and the skin on the lateral aspect of the lower leg. Among the branches given off, 2 to 8 branches were to the periosteum of the middle and lower 1/3 of the fibular bone, averaging 0.5 to 1.1 in diameter, which were termed fibular periosteal arteries; 1 to 3 branches were to the middle and lower 1/3 of the tibial periosteum, averaging 0.6 to 0.8 in diameter, which were termed tibial periostal arteries; 4 to 8 branches were the musculocutaneous or septocutnaoues perforators supplying the skin on the lateral aspect of the middle and lower segments of the lower leg. After piercing the deep fascia, the septocutaneous perforators anastomosed with the perforators from the anterior and posterior tibial arteries. Conclusions It is anatomically feasible to harvest the chimeric fibular composite flap based on the peroneal artery, depending on the practical clinical needs;one type or multiple types of chimeric flaps can be harvested to reconstruct combined defects of bone and soft tissue.%目的:为腓血管蒂腓骨嵌合组织瓣设计提供解剖学依据。方法用30

  16. 颏下动脉岛状瓣在颜面部软组织缺损修复中的应用%Application of the Submental Artery Island Flap for Repairing Facial Soft Tissue Defect

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    王贺红; 汪春兰; 赵宇

    2015-01-01

    Objective To explore the application of the submental artery island flap in repairing facial soft tissue defect. Methods From July 2007 to 2014, 10 cases with facial soft tissue defect were admitted in this study. Primary lesions in-cluded trauma (2 cases), buccal mucosa squamous cell carcinoma (SCC, 4 cases), buccal basal cell carcinoma (BCC, 1 case), and scar hyperplasia caused by burning or scalding (3 cases). Flaps ranging from 3 cm ×6 cm to 4 cm×10 cm were designed according to the size and location of the facial defects to repair facial soft tissue defects. Results Pale, swell and/or conges-tion were observed in all flaps postoperative, but the situation improved 5 days later. Partial necrosis was observed in 1 case but healed by dressing. All the patients were followed up for 3-12 months, full thickness skin which was used to cover the donor-site in 3 cases shrank inordinately during followed-up. Appearance and functions of the recipient site were satisfacto-ry. The scar of the donor-sites was not conspicuous. Conclusion The submental artery island flap is similar with the facial soft tissue on color and texture, and it offers the advantages of simplicity, reliability and aesthetic result, so it is an excellent choice for repairing facial defects and deformity.%目的:探讨颏下动脉岛状瓣在修复颜面部软组织缺损中的应用。方法2007年7月至2014年3月,收治颜面部软组织缺损患者10例,其中外伤2例,面部鳞癌4例,面部基底细胞癌1例,烫伤或烧伤后瘢痕增生3例。根据缺损位置及大小设计颏下动脉岛状瓣进行修复,最小为3 cm×6 cm,最大为4 cm×10 cm。结果术后皮瓣存在不同程度的肿胀苍白及淤血,5 d后逐渐改善。1例皮瓣远端出现坏死,经换药处理愈合。术后随访3~12个月,3例供皮区采用全厚皮覆盖创面,随访期间发现皮片不同程度收缩。其余受区外观及功能均较满意,供区瘢痕隐蔽。结论颏下

  17. 逆行足背动脉蒂跗外侧动脉皮瓣修复前足内侧皮肤软组织缺损%Lateral tarsal artery flap with retrograde dorsal artery pedicle for repairing soft tissue defects of the forefoot

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    尹光明

    2012-01-01

    Objective To explore the operative method and effects of lateral tarsal artery flap with retro-grade dorsal artery pedicle in repairing the soft tissue defect of forefoot.Methods Retrograde transposition was ap-plied for repairing medial forefoot wound,and anastomosis was achieved between the lateral dorsal nerve of foot and the nerve stump based on the design of lateral tarsal artery skin pedicled with dorsal artery.The donor site was re-paired with full thickness skin graft.Results All the 8 skin flaps survived and the wound healed in the primary stage.Vascular crisis occurred in 1 ease due to the extreme bandaging tightness of the skin grafting area on the first postoperatve day,then the skin flap survived after the operation.Partial margin necrosis occurred in the flap in 1 case,and the flap survived after dressing.All the patients were followed up for 6-24 months(average 13 months).The texture of the smwived flaps were soft;the color was similar to the surrounding normal skin;the appearance was not bloated or ruptured.The patients could wear shoes and walk normally.Six months after operation,the distanse sense was between 4-10 mm.For non-anastomosis of nerves,the flap could restore only part of the protective feel-ing.Conclusion Lateral tarsal artery flap with retrograde dorsal artery pedicle has advantages of suitable thick-hess,constant vascular anatomy,long vascular pedicle,large caliber,sufficient blood supply and being able to recon-struct the skin feeling in the grafting area.It is a good method to repair soft tissue defect of forefoot skin.%目的 探讨逆行足背动脉蒂跗外侧动脉皮瓣修复前足内侧皮肤软组织缺损的手术方法及临床疗效.方法 于足背外侧设计以足背动脉为蒂的跗外侧动脉皮瓣,以足背动脉足底穿支为旋转点,逆行移位修复前足内侧创面,将足背外侧皮神经与受区神经残端吻合.供区采用全厚皮片植皮修复.结果 术后8例皮瓣均

  18. Combined index finger pollicization with an anterolateral thigh flap for thumb reconstruction

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    Yu Guang; Xu Hongyan; Lei Hongyu; Guo Shuang; Huang Jianhua; Li Dibin

    2014-01-01

    A severe crush injury to the hand is devastating to patients. Under conditions in which the crush force is too great, the digits are not viable candidates for replantation. We present two cases in which the patients suffered from loss of the thumb ray at the first carpometacarpal joint and skin defect at the radial side. The tendons, radial nerve and metacarpal bone of the index finger were injured, and the second metacarpal head was retained. There was a comminuted fracture of the trapezium in both patients. The treatment protocols consisted of the index finger pollicization and the free anterolateral thigh flap transfer. The procedure was performed in a single operation. The new thumb is able to provide a stable post for pinch and grip after six months follow-up. Both patients were satisfied with the function and appearance of the reconstructed thumb.

  19. 指固有动脉皮支血管链逆行侧方皮瓣修复手指软组织缺损%Flap Pedicled with Lateral Vascular Chain of Cutaneous Branch of Digital Artery to Repair the Soft Tissue Defect of the Distal Finger

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    李超; 王浩; 潘朝晖

    2014-01-01

    目的:探讨指固有动脉皮支血管链逆行侧方皮瓣修复手指远端软组织缺损的效果。方法以指固有动脉背侧皮支上行支、下行支形成的链式吻合供血,在手指近节侧方切取皮瓣。皮瓣的轴线是手指侧方中线,皮瓣旋转点为中节指体中远端,皮瓣的蒂部宽度为0.5~1.0cm。皮瓣携带指背神经与创面指神经断端进行缝合修复,重建手指感觉。逆行移位皮瓣修复指端创面32例。结果32例皮瓣全部成活。术后随访6个月~1年,皮瓣外形与正常相近,弹性、色泽良好。缺损饱满而不臃肿,质地柔软,有排汗功能,两点辨别觉达5~9 mm。结论采用指固有动脉皮支血管链逆行侧方皮瓣一期修复指端缺损,疗程短,效果好,操作简单,血供可靠,不牺牲指固有动脉、神经,供区损伤小,术后并发症少,并且能重建皮瓣感觉,是一种理想的手术修复方法。%Objective To explore the effect of flap pedicled with lateral vascular chain of cutaneous branch of digital artery to re -pair the soft tissue defect of the distal finger .Methods The flap based on the dorsal cutaneous branch of digital artery ,the ascending branch and the descending branch formation of supply vascular chain in the finger's lateral.The axis of the flap was finger lateral midline , the rotation point of flap was the middle finger of the distal , and the pedicle width of flap was 0.5~1.0cm.Flap repaird dorsal nerve and stump nerve , reconstructed of the finger's feeling.Retrograde transposition of flap in 32 cases to repair finger end .Results All flaps survived in 32 cases. After followed up for 6 months~1 years,flap had the normal close,elastic,good colour.Defect was full and not bloated , and soft texture,had the function that discharge sweat ,two-point discrimination Jueda 5~9mm.Conclusion Flap pedicled with lateral vascular chain of cutane-ous branch of digital artery to repair the

  20. Vaginal reconstruction using perineal-thigh flaps with subcutaneous pedicle.

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    Chen, Z; Chen, C; Chen, M; Zhang, J; Wu, N; Wang, J

    1991-03-01

    A technique of vaginal reconstruction using bilateral, perineal-thigh flaps with subcutaneous pedicle is described. In this procedure, the flaps were raised bilaterally and introduced into an artificial space between the urinary bladder and rectum. The blood supply for the flaps flows from the perineal artery through anastomotic branches to the external pudendal artery. The authors used the technique on four patients, and all the flaps survived entirely. There was no complication. According to a more than two-year follow-up survey, the reconstructed vaginas are expansible and contract little. No stent is needed. There is good sensitivity in the wall of the artificial vagina because sensory nerves run through the flaps.

  1. Predictive risk factors of free flap thrombosis in breast reconstruction surgery.

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    Masoomi, Hossein; Clark, Emily G; Paydar, Keyianoosh Z; Evans, Gregory R D; Nguyen, Audrey; Kobayashi, Mark R; Wirth, Garrett A

    2014-11-01

    Vascular thrombosis is one of the major postoperative complications of free flap microvascular breast reconstruction operations. It is associated with higher morbidity, higher cost, increased length of hospital stay, and potentially flap loss. Our purpose is to evaluate the rate of this complication and whether patient characteristics play a role. Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database, we examined the clinical data of patients who underwent free flap breast reconstruction between 2009 and 2010 in the United States. Multivariate and univariate regression analyses were performed to identify independent risk factors of flap thrombosis. A total of 15,211 patients underwent free flap breast reconstruction surgery (immediate reconstruction: 43%). The most common flap was the free deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap (53.6%), followed by free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap (43.1%), free superficial inferior epigastric artery (SIEA) flap (2%), and free gluteal artery perforator (GAP) flap (1.3%). The overall rate of flap thrombosis was 2.4 %, with the highest rate seen in the SIEA group (11.4%) and the lowest in the TRAM group (1.7%). Peripheral vascular disease (adjusted odds ration [AOR] 10.61), SIEA flap (AOR, 4.76) and delayed reconstruction (AOR, 1.42) were found to be statistically significant risk factors for flap thrombosis. Other comorbidities were not linked. While the overall rate of flap thrombosis in free flap breast reconstruction was relatively low (2.4%), Plastic Surgeons should be aware that patients with peripheral vascular disease and those undergoing free SIEA flap are at higher risk of flap thrombosis and they should closely monitor flaps to increase the chance for early salvage.

  2. Monitoring of free TRAM flaps with microdialysis.

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    Udesen, A; Løntoft, E; Kristensen, S R

    2000-02-01

    The aim of this investigation was to follow the metabolism of free TRAM flaps using microdialysis. Microdialysis is a new sampling technique that provide opportunities to follow the biochemistry in specific organs or tissues. A double-lumen microdialysis catheter or probe, with a dialysis membrane at the end, is introduced into the specific tissue. Perfusion fluid is slowly pumped through the catheter and equilibrates across the membrane with surrounding extracellular concentrations of low molecular weight substances. The dialysate is collected in microvials and analyzed by an instrument using very small volumes. Glucose, glycerol, and lactate concentrations were measured in the flaps and compared with those in a reference catheter that was placed subcutaneously in the femur. The investigation continued 72 hr postoperatively. The study group consisted of 14 women who underwent reconstruction with a free TRAM flap, and one woman with a double TRAM flap. During flap ischemia, the concentration of glucose was reduced, while the lactate and glycerol levels increased. The differences between the flaps and controls were statistically highly significant. After reperfusion of the flaps, the concentrations of glucose, lactate, and glycerol approached normal. One flap failed because of an arterial anastomosis thrombosis. This was clearly demonstrated by the samples from the microdialysis: the concentration of glucose fell to an unmeasurable level; the concentration of lactate increased for a period before it stopped due to lack of glucose; and the concentration of glycerol increased to a very high level, probably because ischemia caused damage to the cell membranes of which glycerol is an important part. The authors concluded that microdialysis can detect ischemia in free flaps at an early stage, making early surgical intervention possible.

  3. 游离腓动脉穿支皮瓣修复手足软组织缺损%Free flap pedicled with peroneal artery perforator to repair soft tissue defects at hands and feet

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    刘勇; 康彦忠; 李文龙; 兰天亮; 赵春成; 刘刚义

    2015-01-01

    Objective To explore the clinical effects of free flap pedicled with peroneal artery perforator in repair of soft tissue defects at hands and feet.Methods From July 2010 to December 2012,36 patients with soft tissue defects at hands and feet were repaired by free flaps pedicled with peroneal artery perforator.They were 30 men and 6 women,21 to 50 years of age (average,32.6 years).Twenty-one patients had skin defects at distal 1/3 dorsum of foot;of the 15 patients with hand soft tissue defects,8 had skin defects and tendon exposure at dorsum of hand,3 had skin defects between the thumb and the index finger,and 4 had skin defects and tendon exposure at the palm.The defective areas varied from 3.0 cm × 2.0 cm to 8.5 cm ×4.0 cm,the flap harvesting area varied from 4.0 cm × 3.0 cm to 10.0 cm × 5.0 cm.the time from injury to operation was from 3 to 78 hours (average,12.8 hours).Twenty-nine flaps were pedicled with intramuscular perforating branches,and 6 with intermuscular perforating branches.The blood vessels were anastomosed end to end.The function of affected limbs in the 15 cases of hand soft tissue defect was evaluated at the last follow-up according to the criteria by Hand Surgery Society,Chinese Medical Association (HSSCMA);the 21 patients with soft tissue defect of the feet was evaluated according to criteria by Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA);the functional recovery of skin sensation in the 36 patients was evaluated according to the criteria by British Medical Research Council (BMRC).Results All the transferred free flaps survived uneventfully.The 36 patients were followed up for 6 to 24 months (average,11 months).The flaps showed no pigmentation but fine texture,appearance,and wear-resistance.According to HSSCMA criteria,the function of affected limbs was excellent in 12 cases,good in 2 and fair in one.According to JOA criteria the 21 patients with soft tissue defect of the feet scored an average of 90.6 points (rang,from 80 to 98 points

  4. Comparison of outcome of microvascular bony head and neck reconstructions using the fibular free flap and the iliac crest flap.

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    Mücke, Thomas; Loeffelbein, Denys J; Kolk, Andreas; Wagenpfeil, Stefan; Kanatas, Anastasios; Wolff, Klaus-Dietrich; Mitchell, David A; Kesting, Marco R

    2013-09-01

    Several microvascular free flaps are available for reconstruction of the osseous components after resections for head and neck cancer. We have prospectively evaluated patients treated by bony microsurgical reconstruction to identify predictors of adverse outcomes for delayed wound healing and failure of free flaps. All patients from July 2007 to June 2011 who had reconstructions with microvascular fibular or iliac crest flaps immediately after resection of the tumour were evaluated. There were a total of 156 bony free flaps: 120 (77%) fibular and 36 (23%) iliac crest flaps. A total of 133 (85%) were successful. Delayed wound healing was more common with the iliac crest flap (p=0.01) at the intraoral site (p=0.04). Significantly more iliac crest free flaps failed (p=0.02). Anastomosis to the facial artery (p=0.05) and facial vein (p=0.04), and duration of overall operating time were associated with a significantly higher risk of failure of the flap. Patients with cancer of the head and neck who require microsurgical bony reconstruction are at increased risk of postoperative complications. Significantly more complications were found with the iliac crest flap, whereas the fibular flap was associated with a significantly longer operating time.

  5. 以上唇动脉为蒂的逆行鼻唇沟瓣修复鼻眶下区缺损的临床研究%The clinical effect of reversed nasolabial flap pedicled with superior labial artery for the reconstruction of nasal and infraorbital defects

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    刘平; 李勇; 郑田; 季平; 邱丽华; 李颖; 张碧; 鲁琦; 赵洪伟

    2014-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the clinical effect of reversed nasolabial flap pedicled with superior labial artery for the recon-struction of nasal and infraorbital defects .Methods From September 2006 to May 2013 ,13 cases with large nasal and infraorbital defects were reconstructed by the reversed nasolabial flap pedicled with superior labial artery .In all patients these defects were re-sulted by the excision of carcinomas .The disease course ranged from 2 months to 28 years .The size of nasal and infraorbital defects was from 2 .0 cm × 1 .2 cm to 4 .0 cm × 3 .6 cm .All defects were restored by the reversed nasolabial flap pedicled with superior labial artery in 10 cases and by the island flap in 3 cases .The size of flap was similar to that of defects .The donor areas were sutured di-rectly .Results All flaps were completely survived .The incision at the donor and accepted sites healed in the first stage .In 4 pa-tients flap revision was performed after 6-12 months because of mild swelling at the pedicles of skin flaps .Patients were followed up for 4-60 months (the mean was 28 .4 months) .All patients were satisfied with the nasal ventilatory function and appearance , flap texture and color .No obvious scars were found at donor sites .Conclusion Reversed nasolabial flap pedicled with superior labial artery is a better choice to repair the nasal and infraorbital defect after excision of carcinomas .%目的:探讨以上唇动脉为蒂的逆行鼻唇沟瓣修复鼻眶下区缺损的手术方法和疗效。方法2006年9月至2013年5月,收治鼻眶下缺损患者13例。所有患者为肿瘤切除术鼻眶下区缺损,病程为2个月至28年。缺损范围为2.0cm×1.2cm~4.0 cm ×3.6 cm。术中采用同侧上唇动脉为蒂的逆行鼻唇沟瓣修复缺损,其中10例为带蒂皮瓣,3例为轴型岛状皮瓣;皮瓣切取范围与缺损大小相近。供区直接对位缝合。结果所有皮瓣全部成活,供、受区切口全

  6. Interosseous dorsal artery retrograde island flap to repair hand machine and nursing care of skin defect%骨间背动脉逆行岛状皮瓣修复手部机器绞伤皮肤缺损的护理

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    韦亚红; 姜傲; 倪晓威; 孟宜

    2016-01-01

    Objective In order to summarize the nursing experiences and improve nursing quality,we explore the perioperative nursing methods in patients reconstructing skin defects with posterior interosseous artery flaps. Methods The 13 patients with skin defects were treated with debridements and vacuum sealing drainage system,and then the skin defects were covered with posterior interosseous artery flaps. In the perioperative period,we give united nursing interven-tion to the patients,including basic nursing,psychological nursing,controlling infection,carefully observing the vascular crisis,instructing exercise,and discharge guidance. Results All the 13 flaps survive well. Conclusion The effects of posterior interosseous artery flaps covering skin defects of hand is well. Based on the characteristics of the blood supply of this flap,we carry out comprehensive perioperative nursing,and can judge the occurance of vascular crisis effectively. United nursing intervention is effective in improving the surviving rate of the posterior interosseous artery flap.%目的:探讨骨间背侧动脉逆行岛状皮瓣修复手外伤皮肤缺损围手术期的护理方法,总结护理经验,提高护理质量。方法对13例机器绞伤先期行清创、VSD负压吸引术,后期行骨间背动脉逆行岛状皮瓣的患者进行综合护理干预,包括注重心理护理、加强基础护理、术后控制感染、严密观察血管危象、指导功能训练、重视出院指导等。结果13例患者皮瓣血运良好,全部成活。结论骨间背侧动脉逆行岛状皮瓣修复手外伤皮肤缺损疗效满意,根据皮瓣血运的特点开展全面的围术期护理,可有效判断血管危象的实际发生情况,进而提高皮瓣移植成活率。

  7. Metacarpal index by digital X-ray radiogrammetry: normative reference values and comparison with dual X-ray absorptiometry

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    Hyldstrup, Lars; Nielsen, S P

    2001-01-01

    Metacarpal index (MCI), the combined cortical midmetacarpal thickness divided by the outer mid-metacarpal diameter, fell into oblivion when dual photon absorptiometry was introduced a quarter of a century ago. Modern PC-based digital X-ray diameter measurements offers a unique opportunity...

  8. RECONSTRUCTION OF SOFT TISSUE OF HAND USING ISLAND AND PERFORATOR FLAPS

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    V. S. Mel'nikov

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: to determine the capabilities and perspectives of island and perforator flaps for soft tissue reconstruction of the hand. Material and methods. Results of treatment of 41 patients with defects of the soft tissue of the hand, treated at the in the period from 2010 to 2013 and operated using the island flaps and perforator flaps (DAP flap. Results and conclusion. In all cases the authors have received positive functional and cosmetic results, which were evaluated using a questionnaire DASH, the average score was 12.3. Digital artery perforator flaps allow close defect covering tissue any surface fingers. The use of perforator flaps allows reconstructing soft tissue defect with the skin of the same anatomical region as identical morphologically lost. The second important advantage is that the DAP flap is not included in the magisterial arteries, allows its use as a recipient for subsequent microsurgical reconstructions.

  9. 低位皮支高位切取骨间背侧动脉逆行岛状皮瓣的临床应用%Clinical Application of Low Cutaneous Branches in High Cutting Took Bone between Dorsal Artery Retrograde Island Flap

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    吴迪; 利春叶; 黄河; 刘华红; 罗勇坚; 魏建营

    2011-01-01

    目的:介绍低位肌间隙筋膜皮肤穿动脉改良传统骨间背侧皮瓣的切取方法以及对各种不同受伤类型的治疗效果.方法:设计倒水滴状皮瓣,利用其皮角携带前臂中下1/3低位肌间隙皮肤穿动脉切取高位骨间背侧皮瓣11例,评价术后手指总的主动活动度.结果:术后皮瓣全部顺利成活,优9例,良和可各1例.结论:该术式避免了传统骨间背侧皮瓣切取中骨间背侧神经的解剖与损伤,使手术大为简化.%Objective: To introduce low muscle fascia and skin clearance improve wear the traditional posterior interosseous artery flap cut. Method: Inverted teardrop-shaped flap, with its leather carrying angle of the forearm in the 1 / 3 lower of the low clearance of skin muscle arteries cut through the high posterior interosseous flap in 11 cases, the total active finger was evaluated activity. Result: All flaps survived well, excellent in 9 cases, good and could be in 1. Conclusion: This technique avoids the traditional posterior interosseous flap in the posterior interosseous nerve anatomy and injury, the surgery greatly simplified.

  10. Ulnar forearm osteocutaneous flap harvesting using Kapandji procedure for pre-existing complicated fibular flap on mandible reconstruction--cadaveric and clinical study.

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    Lin, Chih-Hung; Liao, Chun-Ta; Lin, Cheng-Hung; Tan, Bien-Keem; Lee, Chun-Ta

    2015-05-01

    It is not uncommon that after using a fibular flap for lower gum cancer reconstruction, nonunion, chronic osteomyelitis, or fibular bone exposure occurs, which requires a composite bone and soft tissue reconstruction. Radial forearm osteocutaneous flap possesses the risk of stress fracture. Ulnar forearm osteocutaneous flap can be another option for small bone defect reconstruction. Six patients who had undergone fibular flap for mandible reconstructions and sustained either bone exposure (3 patients), chronic osteomyelitis (1 patient), malocclusion (1 patient), or osteoradionecrosis (1 patient) underwent ulnar forearm osteocutaneous flap with 3-cm ulnar bone for touch-up procedure. The distal radioulnar joints were fused with a screw. Six ulnar forearm osteocutaneous flap dissections were also performed on 4 fresh frozen cadavers to clarify the anatomic distribution of the distal ulnar artery. All 6 ulnar forearm osteocutaneous flaps survived with one re-exploration for venous occlusion. All presented bone union. Comparable to the clinical dissection, the cadaveric distal ulnar artery demonstrates a periosteal branch that runs between the proper ulnar nerve and dorsal sensory nerve. This periosteal branch comes out of an ulnar artery approximately 3 cm proximal to the wrist joint. Ulnar forearm osteocutaneous flap can provide a secondary flap of wide skin paddle and small segment bone for specific mandibular defect after a fibular flap transfer.

  11. 带第二掌背动脉及神经的食指背侧皮瓣修复虎口挛缩%Using Dosal Flap of Index Finger with Metacarpal Periosteum Artery and Nerves to Repair the Contracture of Hukou

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    高峻青; 左中男; 陈志维; 何斌; 李锦塘

    2000-01-01

    目的:探讨用带第2掌背动脉及神经的示指背侧皮瓣修复虎口重度挛缩.方法:切取带第2掌背动脉及神经的示指背侧皮瓣,皮瓣以第2、3掌骨基底部连线的中点与示指近指间关节桡侧中点的斜形连线为皮瓣轴线,以第2、3掌骨基底部连线中点为旋转点,临床应用8例.结果:8例皮瓣完全成活,皮瓣薄、外形美观、感觉良好,拇指外展、对掌功能正常,第2掌指关节活动良好.结论:此方法效果可靠、满意,损伤小,手术操作简便易行,切取范围大.

  12. Comparison of 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional Metacarpal Fracture Plating Constructs Under Cyclic Loading.

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    Tannenbaum, Eric P; Burns, Geoffrey T; Oak, Nikhil R; Lawton, Jeffrey N

    2017-03-01

    Metacarpal fractures are commonly treated by a variety of means including casting or open reduction internal fixation when unacceptable alignment is present following attempted closed reduction. Dorsal plating with either single-row 2-dimensional or double-row 3-dimensional plates has been proposed. This study's purpose was to determine if there are any differences in fixation construct stability under cyclic loading and subsequent load to failure between the lower profile 3-dimensional and the larger 2-dimensional plates in a metacarpal fracture gap sawbone model. Thirty metacarpal cortico-cancellous synthetic bones were cut with a 1.75-mm gap between the 2 fragments simulating mid-diaphyseal fracture comminution. Half of the metacarpals were plated with 2.0-mm locking 2-dimensional plates and half with 1.5-mm locking 3-dimensional plates. The plated metacarpals were mounted into a materials testing apparatus and cyclically loaded under cantilever bending for 2,000 cycles at 70 N, then 2,000 cycles at 120 N, and finally monotonically loaded to failure. Throughout testing, fracture gap sizes were measured, failure modes were recorded, and construct strength and stiffness values were calculated. All 3-dimensional constructs survived both cyclic loading conditions. Ten (67%) 2-dimensional constructs survived both loading conditions, whereas 5 (33%) failed the 120-N loading at 1377 ± 363 cycles. When loaded to failure, the 3-dimensional constructs failed at 265 N ± 21 N, whereas the 2-dimensional constructs surviving cyclic loading failed at 190 N ± 17 N. The shorter, thinner 3-dimensional metacarpal plates demonstrated increased resistance to failure in a cyclic loading model and increased load to failure compared with the relatively longer, thicker 2-dimensional metacarpal plates. The lower-profile 3-dimensional metacarpal plate fixation demonstrated greater stability for early postoperative resistance than the thicker 2-dimensional fixation, whereas the smaller

  13. Assessment of skin flaps using optically based methods for measuring blood flow and oxygenation.

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    Payette, Jeri R; Kohlenberg, Elicia; Leonardi, Lorenzo; Pabbies, Arone; Kerr, Paul; Liu, Kan-Zhi; Sowa, Michael G

    2005-02-01

    The objective of this study was to compare two noninvasive techniques, laser Doppler and optical spectroscopy, for monitoring hemodynamic changes in skin flaps. Animal models for assessing these changes in microvascular free flaps and pedicle flaps were investigated. A 2 x 3-cm free flap model based on the epigastric vein-artery pair and a reversed MacFarlane 3 x 10-cm pedicle flap model were used in this study. Animals were divided into four groups, with groups 1 (n = 6) and 2 (n = 4) undergoing epigastric free flap surgery and groups 3 (n = 3) and 4 (n = 10) undergoing pedicle flap surgery. Groups 1 and 4 served as controls for each of the flap models. Groups 2 and 3 served as ischemia-reperfusion models. Optical spectroscopy provides a measure of hemoglobin oxygen saturation and blood volume, and the laser Doppler method measures blood flow. Optical spectroscopy proved to be consistently more reliable in detecting problems with arterial in flow compared with laser Doppler assessments. When spectroscopy was used in an imaging configuration, oxygen saturation images of the entire flap were generated, thus creating a visual picture of global flap health. In both single-point and imaging modes the technique was sensitive to vessel manipulation, with the immediate post operative images providing an accurate prediction of eventual outcome. This series of skin flap studies suggests a potential role for optical spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging in the clinical assessment of skin flaps.

  14. Pectoralis myocutaneous flap for salvage of necrotic wounds

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    Price, J.C.; Davis, R.K.; Koltai, P.J.

    1985-02-01

    The authors have utilized six pectoralis major myocutaneous flaps in attempts to salvage extensive necrotic wounds of the pharynx and neck. The flap was employed in the following situations: massive necrosis of the entire neck skin with both carotid artery systems exposed, radiation necrosis of the neck skin with exposure of carotid artery, dehiscence of gastric pull-up from pharynx with resultant carotid exposure, failed trapezius flap in a radionecrotic oral cavity, and two cases of pharyngocutaneous fistula with extensive soft tissue necrosis. These flaps achieved healing in all cases. One death occurred 3 weeks following complete cutaneous healing secondary to a ruptured carotid pseudoaneurysm. One flap underwent total skin loss but the entirety of the muscle survived and the fistula was successfully closed with the back of the muscle being subsequently skin grafted. One case of dehiscence of the flap from oral mucosa resulted in a minor exposure of mandible with limited osteoradionecrosis controlled by topical means. This flap has performed extremely well in these precarious and difficult situations that previously may not have been salvageable. It has also been effective in abbreviating the required hospitalization and wound care. The authors conclude that the pectoralis myocutaneous flap should be the primary choice for the management of extensive postsurgical wound necrosis.

  15. Perforator propeller flaps for sacral and ischial soft tissue reconstruction

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    Korambayil Pradeoth

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The perforator-based flaps in the sacral and ischial region is designed according to the localization of perforators that penetrate the gluteus maximus muscle, reach the intra-fascial and supra-fascial planes with the overlying skin forming a rich vascular plexus. The perforator-based flaps described in this article are highly vascularized, have minimal donor site morbidity, and do not require the sacrifice of the gluteus maximus muscle. In a period between April 2008 and March 2009, six patients with sacral pressure sore were reconstructed with propeller flap method based on superior gluteal and parasacral artery perforators. One flap loss was noted. Three cases of ischial pressure sore were reconstructed with longitudinal propeller flap cover, based on inferior gluteal artery perforator. One flap suffered wound infection and dehiscence. Two cases of pilonidal sinus were reconstructed with propeller flap based on parasacral perforators. Both the flaps survived without any complications. Donor sites were closed primarily. In the light of this, they can be considered among the first surgical choices to re-surface soft tissue defects of the sacral and ischial regions. In the series of 11 patients, two patients (18% suffered complications.

  16. 动脉化静脉皮瓣Ⅰ期塑形修复指腹及甲廓缺损%The arterialized venous flap for one-stage repairing finger pulp and nail folds defect

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    李亮; 高增阳; 万华; 李程科; 何明飞; 黄忠明; 雷彦文; 张敬良

    2016-01-01

    Objective To summarize the method and effect of the arterialized venous flap for one- stage re-pairing finger pulp and nail folds defect. Methods From March, 2013 to October, 2015, 32 cases of cubitus arterial-ized venous flap of affected limbs one-stage for repairing finger pulp and nail folds defect. Results All cases of flaps were survival. The patients were followed up from 3 to 10 months (average 6.5 months), and the static two-point dis-crimination was 5.0-7.5 mm. All refers to the finger pulp appearance was full, the elasticity was good, wear-resisting, armour profile shape lifelike. According to the Standard Functional Evaluation Issued by Hand Surgery Association of Chinese Medical Association, 28 cases were evaluated as excellent, 4 cases were as good, the rate of excellent or good results being 100%. Conclusion Dissociative arterialized venous flap can be used as a good method for one-stage re-pairing finger pulp and nail folds defect.%目的:总结动脉化静脉皮瓣Ⅰ期塑形修复拇、手指指腹及甲廓皮肤缺损的方法及效果。方法2013年3月至2015年10月,根据患指缺损大小及血管修复的要求,采用以患肢前臂动脉化静脉皮瓣Ⅰ期塑形修复拇、手指指腹及甲廓缺损32例,其中24例并有指骨骨折,8例并有指固有神经缺损。缺损面积2.0 cm ×1.8 cm ~4.3 cm ×2.4 cm ,切取皮瓣最小面积为1.1 cm ×1.0 cm ~1.5 cm ×1.3 cm ,最大面积为3.0 cm ×2.2 cm ~4.1 cm ×4.5 cm。供区取中厚皮片移植修复,打包加压包扎。结果1例皮瓣因蒂部缝合过紧,术后发生血液循环障碍,经间断拆线后解除。2例皮瓣术后出现水泡,1周后消失。其余皮瓣均顺利成活,切口及供区植皮均Ⅰ期愈合。20例患者术后随访3~10个月(平均6.5个月),均采用患者来门诊复查进行直接回访。主要随访皮瓣外形、质地、感觉及供区恢复情况。随访截止时间为2016年4

  17. 高频超声引导下胸背动脉穿支移植皮瓣的设计%Thoracic dorsal artery perforating flap transplantation under high-frequency ultrasound guidance

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    沈美华; 阿里木江·阿不来提; 艾合买提江·玉树甫; 董建; 王伟; 刘亚飞

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND:The most advanced and representative diagnosis techniques for perforating branch of blood vessels include digital subtraction angiography, CT, MRI and other imaging techniques. These methods can visualize blood vessels clearly and have a high precision, but there are some trauma and less popular. OBJECTIVE:To apply high-frequency ultrasound for detection of thoracic dorsal artery and perforating branch, and provide a reference for preoperative design of thoracic dorsal artery perforating flap. METHODFifteen patients candidate for thoracic dorsal artery perforating flap were included in this study. Before surgery, we used high-frequency ultrasound to detect the perforating branch, including vascular contorts, diameter, the location of the perforators and surface markers. The thick, superficial, paral el perforating branch was selected as the main blood vessels, to design and cur the skin flap. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:In the involved 15 cases, thoracic dorsal artery were derived from the subscapular artery, thoracic dorsal artery and its main branches, as wel as more than 1 mm main perforating branch in 13 cases were clearly visible. It was consistent with intraoperative measurement results. The perforating branch less than 1 mm only showed strip-like blood flow signal or no blood flow and spectrum signal, and there was an unclear boundary to surrounding tissue. One case appeared distortion and variation of blood vessels before surgery, thus changed to other surgery. Two cases had no perforating branch by preoperative detection, which was then confirmed by intraoperative anatomy. High-frequency ultrasound has a significant effect on preoperative position of perforating branch, and the combination with computer tomography angiography and magnetic resonance angiography can support a more comprehensive and reliable reference.%背景:国内外最先进的、具有代表性的研究穿支血管的诊断学技术有数字减影血管造影、CT、MRI等影像

  18. Identification of independent risk factors for flap failure: A retrospective analysis of 1530 free flaps for breast, head and neck and extremity reconstruction.

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    Las, David E; de Jong, Tim; Zuidam, J Michiel; Verweij, Norbert M; Hovius, Steven E R; Mureau, Marc A M

    2016-07-01

    Reconstructive microsurgery is a powerful method of treating various complex defects. However, flap loss remains a possibility, leading to additional surgery, hospitalisation and costs. Consequently, it is important to know which factors lead to an increased risk of flap failure, so that measures can be undertaken to reduce this risk. Therefore, we analysed our results over a 20-year period to identify risk factors for flap failure after breast, head and neck and extremity reconstruction. The medical files of all patients treated between 1992 and 2012 were reviewed. Patient characteristics, surgical data and post-operative complications were scored, and independent risk factors for flap loss were identified. Reconstruction with a total of 1530 free flaps was performed in 1247 patients. Partial and total flap loss occurred in 5.5% and 4.4% of all free flaps, respectively. In all flaps, signs of compromised flap circulation were a risk factor for flap failure. More specifically, the risk factors for flap failure in breast reconstruction were previous radiotherapy, venous anastomosis revision, gluteal artery perforator (GAP) flap choice and post-operative bleeding. In head and neck reconstruction, pulmonary co-morbidity and anastomosis to the lingual vein or superficial temporal artery were risk factors, whereas a radial forearm flap reduced the risk. In extremity reconstruction, diabetes, prolonged anaesthesia time and post-operative wound infection were risk factors. Independent pre-, intra- and post-operative risk factors for flap failure after microvascular breast, head and neck and extremity reconstruction were identified. These results may be used to improve patient counselling and to adjust treatment algorithms to further reduce the chance of flap failure.

  19. 游离旋股外侧动脉降支皮瓣在小腿难治性创面软组织缺损的修复应用%The repair application of the lateral femoral cutaneous artery flap for soft tissue defects of refractory ;wounds on leg

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    刘伟; 刘圣曜; 刘强; 陈铭青; 严志强; 区广鹏; 黄瑞良; 余斌

    2016-01-01

    目的:游离旋股外侧动脉降支皮瓣在小腿难治性创面修复软组织缺损中的临床疗效。方法:2007年10月至2016年1月,先用VSD促进肉芽组织的生长,待肉芽组织生长满意后再应用游离旋股外侧动脉降支解剖特点设计皮瓣,修复创面缺损患者12例,旋髂浅腹股沟皮瓣8例,切取皮瓣后与受区血管吻合修复缺损创面。结果:20例患者随访,随访时间6~24个月,平均12个月,皮瓣全部成活,仅1例皮瓣边缘小面积坏死,经换药创面愈合,皮瓣色泽、质地良好。股四头肌肌力正常,膝关节伸、屈0°~150°。结论:旋股外侧动脉降支皮瓣修复难治性创面软组织缺损,皮瓣供区直接缝合,缩短治疗周期,安全有效,因此是修复创面组织缺损的理想皮瓣之一。%Objective The clinical effect of the lateral femoral cutaneous artery flap for soft tissue defects of leg wounds. Methods From October 2007 to January 2016, VSD was firstly used to promote the growth of granulation tissue. When the growth of granulation tissue became satisfactory, flaps were designed based on the anatomical characteristics of the lateral femoral cutaneous artery. We repaired 20 cases of wound defects by cutting flaps that coincide with the recipient vessels. Result 20 cases were followed up for 6 to 24 months, 12 months on average. All flaps were survived and only one case had small area of necrosis flap which was healed by replacing medicines. In all cases, wounds were healed and flaps showed good color and good texture. The strength of quadriceps muscle was good and the extension of knee flexion was 0° to 150°. Conclusion To The lateral femoral cutaneous artery flap is used for soft tissue defects of refractory wounds on leg , flap donor sites are sutured directly, the treatment period is shorten and the method is safe and effective. The lateral femoral cutaneous artery flap is one of ideal choices for wound tissue

  20. Arterial calcifications at the hand: Normal development and its course in patients on maintenance dialysis

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    Fischer, E.

    1987-03-01

    Normally, the arterial calcifications at the hand progress form proximal to distal and do not reach the fingers in the 8th decade. In patients on maintenance dialysis the arterial calcifications begin earlier and do not progress with age. The most severe arterial calcifications occur in patients with renal failure caused by diabetic nephropathy. Prognostically arterial calcifications in the finger-metacarpal region are an unfavourable sign.

  1. Factor V Leiden associated with flap loss in microsurgical breast reconstruction.

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    Khansa, Ibrahim; Colakoglu, Salih; Tomich, David C; Nguyen, Minh-Doan; Lee, Bernard T

    2011-07-01

    Two cases are reported of flap loss following microsurgical perforator flap breast reconstruction in patients diagnosed with a factor V Leiden mutation. Factor V Leiden is the most common inherited cause of hypercoagulability, leading to an increased risk of thrombotic events. The first patient underwent a deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap and then had recurrent arterial thrombosis both intraoperatively and postoperatively. This patient was subsequently diagnosed with a factor V Leiden mutation. The second patient had a known factor V Leiden mutation and underwent a superior gluteal artery perforator flap, which developed thrombosis and flap loss 2 days later. Preoperative assessment of a personal or family history of unexplained venous or arterial thrombosis should prompt suspicion of a factor V Leiden mutation. This mutation places patients at high risk for thromboembolic events in microvascular breast reconstruction, particularly when oral contraceptives or tamoxifen are used in conjunction. Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  2. The association between metacarpal ratio, radiographic hand and knee osteoarthritis and its progression after meniscectomy

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    Paradowski, P T; Lohmander, Stefan; Englund, Martin Kristian

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To examine whether the ratio of the second and fourth metacarpal bone length (MC2:MC4) in subjects with prior meniscectomy of the knee is associated with radiographic hand and knee osteoarthritis (OA) and its progression. DESIGN: We assessed 219 subjects (175 men and 44 women) twice...

  3. Measuring metacarpal cortical bone by digital x-ray radiogrammetry: a step forward?

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    Geusens, PP; Lems, W.F.

    2009-01-01

    Changes in metacarpal cortical bone mineral density (BMD) using digital x-ray radiogrammetry were studied in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis. After 1, 2, and 5 years, large BMD losses were found: -1.7%, -2.8%, and -5.6%, respectively. Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and anti-cyclic

  4. (足母)趾胫侧底动脉蒂足内侧缘静脉营养血管皮瓣的临床应用%Clinical application of venous nutrition flap pedicled by medial plantar artery of the hallux on the medical aspect of the foot

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    林涧; 梁成; 郑和平; 陆骅; 张天浩; 王之江; 万华俊

    2015-01-01

    目的 报道(足母)趾胫侧底动脉蒂足内侧缘静脉营养血管皮瓣的临床应用效果.方法 根据跨趾胫侧底动脉与足内侧缘静脉营养血管间吻合关系,以第1跖趾关节近端(2.2±0.7) cm 处的(足母)趾胫侧底动脉穿出点为旋转点,以旋转点与内踝尖之间足内侧缘静脉走向为轴心线,设计(足母)趾胫侧底动脉蒂足内侧缘静脉营养血管皮瓣,转位修复(足母)趾皮肤软组织缺损.结果 临床应用共5例,皮瓣均成活,创面一期愈合,经1~12个月随访,皮瓣质地优良、色泽接近正常,外形美观.结论 (足母)趾胫侧底动脉蒂足内侧缘静脉营养血管皮瓣可转位修复跨趾皮肤软组织缺损.%Objective To introduce the clinical application of venous nutrition flap pedicled by medial plantar artery of the hallux on the medical aspect of the foot.Methods Based on the anastomoses between the medial plantar artery of the hallux and the nutritional vein,the flap was designed with the perforator of medial plantar artery adjacent to the first metatarsal bone as the rotation point.The flap axis was along the vein at the medial aspect of the foot between rotation point and medial malleolus.Results 5 cases were treated with primary healing and complete survival flaps.The patients were followed up for 1-12 months with good match of texture and color.Conclusions The venous nutrition flap pedicled by medial plantar artery of the hallux on the medical aspect of the foot can be transpositioned to repair the defect at forefoot.

  5. Outcome of unstable fractures of metacarpal and phalangeal bones treated by bone tie

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    Kamath, Jagannath B; Jayasheelan, Nikil; Savur, Amaranth; Mathews, Rejith

    2016-01-01

    Background: Unstable fractures of the metacarpal and phalangeal bones of the hand need surgical stabilization which should be rigid enough for early active mobilization. Conventional methods of open reduction and stabilization in the form of composite fixation or screws with or without plates have served the purpose but can be definitely improvised addressing both biological and mechanical principles of fixation. Materials and Methods: 34 patients (29 males and 5 females) with an average age of 32 years (range 10–64 years) with unstable fractures of the metacarpal and phalangeal bones of hand who were treated with the modified bone tie between June 2009 and June 2013 were included in this study. 42 fractures, involving the 31 metacarpals and 11 phalanges were included. We have not used this technique in fractures involving the terminal phalanges. Thirty nine of the fractures were treated with K-wires along with the modified bone tie, whereas the other two cases were treated with modified bone tie alone and in one case the bone tie has been used along with the external fixator. The nature of injuries were Road Traffic Accident (n = 24), domestic/industrial injuries (n = 8) and blast (n = 2) injuries. Etiology was crush (n = 24), blunt (n = 7) and incised (n = 3) injuries, respectively. Twenty seven patients were involved with single fractures (either metacarpal or the phalanges), 6 patients had two fractures (both metacarpals or phalanges or one each of metacarpal and phalanx), and 1 patient had three fractures in this study. Dominant hand was involved in 14 patients (40%). Results: We achieved excellent to good results in 83% of 42 fractures within an average period of 10 weeks. Postoperative grip strength of 85% was achieved with in an average period of 12 weeks. Twenty six (20 metacarpals and 6 phalanges) of the 42 fractures regained >85% of the total active movements (TAMs) compared to the contralateral side were considered excellent results. All patients were

  6. [Pedicled versus free TRAM flap for breast reconstruction].

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    Galla, T J; Lukas, B; Feller, A M

    1999-03-01

    In breast reconstruction, the free TRAM-flap offers many advantages over the pedicled TRAM-flap. Due to its superior perfusion, the free flap rarely develops necrosis. Shaping of the flap is easier due to the lack of the thick muscle pedicle. Because the rectus muscle is spared, there is minimal donor site morbidity. However, the necessary microvascular anastomoses reduced the acceptance of the free TRAM-flap. During a 13-months period, 51 breast reconstructions were performed in 41 patients, 31 unilateral and ten bilateral. 45 flaps served for delayed reconstruction and six flaps for immediate reconstruction. The operations were performed by two teams working simultaneously. The average operating time was 3.9 hours for unilateral and 6.9 hours for bilateral delayed reconstruction. For immediate reconstruction, 6.2 and 6.3 hours were required for uni- and bilateral procedures, respectively. In 38 flaps, the thoracodorsal vessels served as recipient vessels; 13 flaps were anastomosed to the internal mammary artery and vein. Postoperative complications were observed in 13 patients. Three vessel anastomoses had to be revised. In one flap, a partial necrosis occurred; in two flaps hematoma evacuation was necessary. Two patients suffered from fat necroses at the abdomen and one umbilicus was lost. Skin irritations and seromas at the abdomen occurred in five patients. Pulmonary embolism was diagnosed in one patient three weeks postoperatively. Abdominal hernias or bulging in the epigastric area were not observed up to 15 months after reconstruction. These results reveal a low complication rate for breast reconstruction with the free TRAM-flap. The advantages of this technique as compared to the pedicled technique are discussed.

  7. Anatomic basis of the proximal ulnar artery perforator neurocutaneous flap%尺动脉近段穿支蒂皮神经营养血管皮瓣的解剖基础

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    陈超勇; 岳素琴; 魏在荣; 林加福; 郑和平; 张发惠

    2011-01-01

    目的 为尺动脉近段穿支蒂前臂内侧皮神经营养血管皮瓣提供解剖学基础.方法 在30侧动脉内灌注红色乳胶的成人上肢标本上解剖观测:①前臂内侧皮神经的走行与分布;②尺动脉近段穿支与前臂内侧皮神经营养血管间吻合关系.另在1侧新鲜标本上进行摹拟手术设计.结果 ①前臂内侧皮神经前支较粗长,与贵要静脉伴行,在前臂沿尺侧腕屈肌内侧缘或尺侧腕屈肌与掌长肌肌腱之间的浅筋膜中下行,分布于前臂掌面尺侧,远侧可达腕横纹;②营养血管为多节段、多源性,其中尺动脉近段穿支的位置相对恒定,自尺动脉起始后,先经指浅、深屈肌之间,后沿指浅屈肌与尺侧腕屈肌之间下行,在肱骨内上髁下8.7 cm处穿过深筋膜浅出至皮下组织中,并分出众多的细小血管与前臂内侧皮神经的神经旁和神经干血管链的分支密切吻合,在指浅屈肌与尺侧腕屈肌之间形成顺沿肌间隙和前臂内侧皮神经纵轴的血管丛.穿支蒂干长(2.0±0.2)cm,外径(0.9±0.2)mm.结论 可形成尺动脉近段穿支蒂前臂内侧皮神经营养血管皮瓣转位修复肘部软组织缺损.%Objective To provide anatomic basis for clinical application of the neurocutaneous flap pedicled with proximal ulnar artery perforator.Methods 30 embalmed upper limbs from adult cadavers perfused with red latex were used for this anatomic study, and the followings were observed: ①The course and distribution of the medial forearm cutaneous nerve.② Aanastomoses between the proximal ulnar artery perforator and nutrient vessels of medial forearm cutaneous nerve.③Mimic operation was performed on one fresh specimen.Results ① Anterior branch of the medial forearm cutaneous nerve (MFCN), with the relative large diameter, companied with basilic vein and coursed through superficial fascia located in flexor carpi ulnaris and palmaris longus.The MFCN distributed on medial forearm and distally

  8. 缝合神经的指固有动脉背支血管链皮瓣修复指远端皮肤缺损%Repair of fingertip defect with proper digital artery lateral cutaneous branch-chain flap accompanied with dorsal digital nerve or dorsal branch of proper digital nerve coaptation

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    孙涛; 魏鹏; 周丹亚; 胡瑞斌; 滕晓峰; 陈宏

    2011-01-01

    Objective To explore the effect of using proper digital artery lateral cutaneous branch-chain flap with dorsal digital nerves or dorsal branch of proper digital nerye for repairing of fingertip defect.Methods From December 2008 to November 2009, 24 cases (26 digits) of fingertip defect were treated with proper digital artery lateral cutaneous branch-chain flap.The flap was designed on the lateral side of the proximal phalanx of the injured finger with its long axis running on the lateral midline of the finger.The vascular pedicle was 0.8 to 1.0 cm wide.The pivot point was at the distal 1/3 of the middle phalanx upon which the flap was reversed to repair the defect of the fingertip.The dorsal digital nerve or dorsal branch of proper digital nerve was included in the flap and coapted with the nerve in the wound to reconstruct sensation of the injured finger.Results All 26 flaps survived.Postoperative follow-up period was 6 to 8 months.All these flaps recovered with satisfying and quality, excellent sensation with 4 to 8 mm two-point discrimination.ROM of the interphalangeal joint of the injured finger was good.Conclusion Proper digital artery lateral cutaneous branchchain flap transfer with nerve coaptation is an ideal method for repairing fingertip defect.The surgery is simple.Reliable blood supply can be achieved without sacrificing the proper digital artery.Coaptation of the nerve restores sensation at the fingertip.There is minor donor site damage and very few complications.%目的 探讨缝合神经的指固有动脉背支血管链皮瓣修复指远端皮肤缺损的疗效.方法 2008年12月至2009年11月,对24例26指指远端皮肤缺损患者,以指固有动脉背侧支形成的血管链为血供,于近节指体侧方设计皮瓣,皮瓣轴线为指体侧方中线,皮瓣蒂宽0.8~1.0cm,皮瓣转折点为中节指体中远端,逆行转移修复指远端皮肤缺损,皮瓣携带指固有神经背侧支或指背神经与创面指神经断端进行缝合

  9. AN ANATOMIC STUDY OF ADIPOFASCIAL FLAP OF THE LEG

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    2001-01-01

    Objective To investigate the vascular anatomy of the subcutaneous tissues and fascias of the leg. Methods Four fresh cadaver legs which had been injected with colored latex were dissected under magnification to identify the origin, course an distribution of vessels from the subfascial level to the skin. The adipofascial flap was harvested from the whole medial side of the leg and fascial flap from other leg of the same cadaver. The posterior tibial artery and its first and second supra-malleolus septal arteries were retained in these flaps. Selective injection of China ink through posterior tibial artery was carried out, and dimension of ink- stained areas was recorded. Results Three main trunk vessels of the leg gave off branches to deep fascia and subcutaneous tissues, forming a large vascular plexus in the subcutaneous tissues on the deep fascia and a deli- cate, but dense and well anastomosed vascular plexus beneath the deep fascia. The vascular plexus in the subcu- taneous tissues ran deeper than the superficial venous system. The areas stained by selective injection in adipo- fascial flaps were larger than those in the fascial flaps. Conclusion Subcutaneous tissues and deep fascia can be considered as an anatomic entity nourished by two very well developed vascular networks which lie on both sides of deep fascia. Incorporation of the deep fascia can not only protect the subcutaneous tissue from being lacerated during raising of the flap, but also enhance vascularity of the adipofascial flap. Leaving superficial veins intact while raising the skin flap does not jeopardize the vascular plexus in the subcutaneous tissues and can preserve the superficial lymnphatic vessels, so that postoperative edema of the flap or the leg could be avoided.

  10. Role of ulnar forearm free flap in oromandibular reconstruction.

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    Gabr, E M; Kobayashi, M R; Salibian, A H; Armstrong, W B; Sundine, M; Calvert, J W; Evans, G R D

    2004-01-01

    The ulnar forearm flap is not frequently utilized for oromandibular reconstruction. This study evaluated the usefulness of the ulnar free flap for reconstruction. A retrospective study of 32 patients was conducted. The ulnar forearm flap was combined with an osseous flap in 24 patients. Nine females and 23 males with a mean age of 58.15 years comprised our study population. Squamous-cell carcinoma was the diagnosis in 93.75% of cases (56.25% T4), of which 20% were recurrent. Functional evaluation of swallowing was based on the University of Washington Questionnaire (UWQ). The mean hospital stay was 9.8 days. The external carotid (100%) was the recipient artery, and the internal jugular (74.07%) was the main recipient vein. Overall flap survival was 96.8%. One flap was lost due to unsalvageable venous thrombosis. Major local complications were seen in 9.4% of cases and included partial flap loss, hematoma, and an orocutaneous fistula. At the time of this study, 21 patients were available for functional evaluation. Speech was rated excellent and good in 33.3% of patients. Swallowing was found good in 28.6% of patients. Chewing was rated excellent and good in 47.6% of patients. Cosmetic acceptance was rated good in 71.4% of cases. The ulnar forearm is a useful free flap in oromandibular reconstruction. It is available when the radial artery is the dominant artery of the hand. Being more hidden, it may be more cosmetically accepted. It affords pliable soft tissue for lining and/or covering of oromandibular defects, and can be used as a second choice after other free-flap failures. Copyright 2004 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  11. Anatomía arterial de los colgajos musculares de extensor carpi radialis longus y extensor carpi radialis brevis para su uso en transferencia muscular funcional libre Arterial anatomy of the extensor carpi radialis longus and extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle flaps related to its use in free functioning muscle transfer

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    A. Rodríguez Lorenzo

    2008-09-01

    ón anatómica del nervio radial con el pedículo del ECRL hace que no sea posible su transferencia como colgajo libre sin sacrificar la rama motora del nervio radial en la mayor parte de los casos.The arterial anatomy of the Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus and Brevis (ECRL, ECRB flaps is herein described in order to provide the vascular basis to be used as free muscle transfer for facial reanimation. We used 29 fresh above-elbow human arms injected by means of two diferent techniques.Latex-injection was performed in 18 arms and the modified lead oxide-gelatine injection technique was performed in 11 arms. The ECRL and ECRB with their pedicles were dissected, photodocumented and radiographied.The number, length and calibers of the muscle pedicles were recorded. The intramuscular vascular pattern and the relations of the main pedicles of the muscles with the radial nerve were also noted. Two vascular patterns were found following the Mathes and Nahai Classification of the Vascular Anatomy of the Muscles (number of pedicles and its dominance: Type I (37,9% of ECRL and 20,7% of ECRB dissections and Type II (62,1% of ECRL and 79,3% of ECRB dissections. The dominant pedicle for the ECRL (with an average caliber of 1,73 mm and an average length of pedicle of 32,32 mm is a branch of the radial recurrent artery in 100% of the dissections and the dominant pedicle for the ECRB (with an average caliber of 1,11 mm and an average length of pedicle of 27,77 mm a branch of the radial artery in 68,9% of the dissections and a branch of radial recurrent artery in 31,1% of the cases. As a conclusion, ECRL and ECRB muscle flaps present two types of vascular patterns: type I and type II.Type II pattern is the most common in our study. The anatomical features of both muscles (vascular basis,presence of an important fascial layer, contour and length of the muscle, make them reliable as free muscles flaps for facial reanimation, however, the relation between the dominant pedicle for the ECRL

  12. Distally based lateral sural cutaneous nerve nutrient vessels island flap pedicled by posterior tibial artery perforator: anatomical basis and clinical applications%胫后动脉穿支-腓肠外侧皮神经营养血管皮瓣的临床解剖与应用

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    张宇; 高秋明; 李泽宇; 刘畅; 时培晟; 邓小文

    2016-01-01

    目的 研究胫后动脉穿支-腓肠外侧皮神经营养血管皮瓣移位修复足踝创面的临床解剖与应用.方法 选取红色乳胶动脉灌注的2侧新鲜和8侧4%甲醛固定下肢标本于手术显微镜下进行解剖研究,观察胫后动脉、腓肠外侧皮动脉及腓肠外侧皮神经的解剖学特征.根据解剖学结果设计皮瓣.纳入2007年2月至2012年6月行胫后动脉穿支-腓肠外侧皮神经营养血管皮瓣修复的患者15例,观察疗效.结果 设计以胫后动脉在小腿远端穿支为蒂的胫后动脉穿支-腓肠外侧皮神经营养血管皮瓣,胫后动脉穿支由腓肠外侧皮神经-腓肠神经营养血管链、穿支与腓肠外侧皮动脉间吻合血管两条供血通路逆行灌注.15例患者中移植皮瓣全部成活13例;9例静脉回流良好,移植皮瓣完全成活,6例术后出现静脉危象,其中2例移植皮瓣远端部分坏死.随访12例,随访34~ 98个月,皮瓣质地及外观良好,术后6个月皮瓣两点辨别觉(12 ±4) mm;踝关节功能优5例、良5例、中3例、差2例.结论 胫后动脉穿支-腓肠外侧皮神经营养血管皮瓣血供充分且受解剖变异影响小,可用于踝周和足底内侧负重区皮肤缺损的修复.%Objective To study the anatomical basis of distally based lateral sural cutaneous nerve nutrient vessels island flap pedicled by posterior tibial artery perforator and its clinical application in foot ankle wound repair.Methods Eight sides of 4% formaldehyde-fixed and 2 sides of fresh cadavers were infused with colored red latex and dissected under operating microscope.The posterior tibial artery,lateral sural cutaneous artery,lateral sural cutaneous nerve were observed.Based on the results of anatomic study,the flaps were designed for clinical reparative application.From February 2007 to June 2012,15 patients underwent reparative operation of in foot ankle wound with distally based lateral sural cutaneous nerve nutrient vessels island flap

  13. The submental island flap.

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    Sterne, G D; Januszkiewicz, J S; Hall, P N; Bardsley, A F

    1996-03-01

    The submental island flap is a reliable source of skin of excellent colour, contour and texture match for facial resurfacing and leaves a well hidden donor site. The flap is safe, rapid and simple to raise. We report on its use in 12 cases of facial or intraoral reconstruction. Complications were few. However, there was one case of complete flap loss following its use in a reverse flow manner, due to the presence of an unreported, but constant, valve in the venous system of the face. We believe this flap to be a worthwhile addition to the existing surgical armamentarium.

  14. [Antecubital flap: advantages in elbow coverage. An anatomical study and experience of five clinical cases].

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    Duteille, F; Rocchi, L; Dautel, G; Merle, M

    2001-02-01

    The antecubital flap is a fasciocutaneous strip that has its blood supply provided by the first proximal collateral of the radial artery. This flap was described for the first time in 1983 by Lamberty and Cormack, but it has not been widely used and there have been only a few reports in the literature concerning this procedure. The aim of the present investigation was to demonstrate via an anatomical study and a report on five cases the viability of the various anatomical features of this cutaneous flap, and also its positive contribution to elbow reconstruction. The anatomical study involved eight fresh cadavers (eight upper limbs). An injection of colored prevulcanized latex was made in the humeral artery in the lower third of the arm. The aim was to determine which artery provided blood supply to the flap, its anatomical location, and also to look for possible distal anastomoses which would permit a distal pedicled flap to be removed. Contrary to the findings of other authors, in the present study it was found that the vessel providing blood to the antecubital flap always branched off from the radial artery. However, no anastomoses with distal vascularization were detected, which would have permitted a distal pedicled flap to be obtained. The use of the antecubital flap for elbow coverage was then illustrated by five clinical cases of soft tissue defects of the elbow. This method was found to be reliable, practical, and the flap could be rapidly dissected. Moreover, this particular technique is sensitive, and has an interesting rotational arc. The distal cutaneous island flap has the advantage of limiting scar tissue. A comparison between the antecubital flap and other pedicled flaps has then been made. In conclusion, it appears that this little-known procedure has definite advantages, and that it should be included in the range of surgical techniques that are available for soft tissue reconstruction in the case of elbow defects.

  15. Complex Technique of Large Sural Flap: An Alternative Option for Free Flap in Large Defect of the Traumatized Foot

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    Naser Mohammadkhah

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The distally based sural fasciocutaneous flap has become a main part of the reconstruction of the lower leg, heel and foot. However, perfusion problems and venous congestion have been reported. Over the past decade, several flap modifications have been reported to improve flap viability and to solve a myriad of reconstructive needs. The purpose of this paper is to describe our experience in harvesting the reversed large sural flap from the proximal and middle third of the leg for large defects on the foot. We applied the extended reversed sural flap from the proximal third of the leg in traumatized patients which had large defects on their foot. The technique was done in 3 parts: 1- the flaps were designed in the proximal third of the leg five centimeter lipofascial tissue was protected around the pedicle in distal part; 3- The pivot point was located in seven to eight cm proximal the lateral malleolus before the first fasciocutaneous perforators arising from the peroneal artery. Sural flaps from the proximal and middle third of the leg were designed in13 patients who had large defects on their foot. No flap necrosis or split thickness skin graft loss occurred. The flaps healed by the 3rd week excluding two patients. This study supports the application of our technique as a safe, easy and useable method in large defects of the foot. The results showed low rates of ischemia, venous congestion, dehiscence, infection and flap necrosis. Proximal extended and large distally based sural flap is an alternative to free tissue transfer for large defect reconstruction of the foot.

  16. [Giant cell tumor of the 4th metacarpal bone of the left hand. Apropos of a case].

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    Kamel, E J; Pinto, J A; Potenza, L; Michelena, A; Perez Signini, F; Fuenmayor, A

    1983-01-01

    He is a 46 year old patient that consults on a tumor that deforms the back of his left hand. The X-ray examination shows a bone osteolytic tumor with complete dis appearance of the 4th metacarpal. Surgical removal of the tumor was practiced with immediate reconstruction of the 4th metacarpal by an oseo-iliac graft. Anatomopathological examination. It is an ovoid tumor 6.5 long and irregular surface.

  17. Florid reactive periostitis of the metacarpal and phalanx: 2 case reports.

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    Gao, Zhenhua; Wang, Jifei; Wang, Zhuo; Meng, Quanfei

    2013-11-01

    Florid reactive periostitis is a rare benign fibro-osseous proliferative lesion of soft tissue and is mainly composed of fibrous connective tissue and mature bone. The lesion usually occurs in the finger and seldom in the metacarpal. The lesion mimics malignant and infectious disorders, thus often leading to inappropriate treatment. Radiography usually shows an ossified mass attached to the underlying hand bones without interruption of the cortex. We report 1 case of florid reactive periostitis with unossified mass and underlying bone marrow edema in the metacarpal of hand and 1 case with adjacent cortical destruction in the phalanx. In addition, we describe the imaging findings of computed tomography CT and magnetic resonance imaging MRI and discuss their diagnostic values compared with routine radiographic examination.

  18. Anatomy of perforator flap of the lateral plantar artery of the fifth metatarsal bone and its clinical application%足底外侧动脉第5跖骨穿支皮瓣解剖与临床应用

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    林涧; 郑和平; 谢志平; 张天浩; 王之江; 张豪杰; 陆骅

    2015-01-01

    Objective To explore the clinical anatomy of perforator flap of the lateral plantar artery of the fifth metatarsal bone and its application. Methods Investigated 31 sides of adult foot cadavers which were injected with red latex. The origin, course, branches, distribution and anastomosis of the lateral plantar artery of the fifth metatarsal bone with the vessels in lateral dorsum of foot were observed. In the light of the anatomical basis, we transferred the designed perforator flap of the lateral plantar artery of the fifth metatarsal bone to repair the forefoot defects in 7 cases. Results After the operation which based on the anatomy of perforator flap of the lateral plantar artery of the fifth metatarsal bone, all the flaps were survived and the wounds got healed by first intention. In the follow-up period of 1~18 months, the flaps had good textures, no discomfort of wearing shoes or limited walking, all 7 patients were satisfied with the treatment effect. Conclusion As the surgical procedure is uncomplicated, the perforator flap of the lateral plantar artery of the fifth metatarsal bone which had constant anatomical structures and rich blood supply, is ideal for repairing the small and medium-size forefoot soft tissue defects.%目的 探讨足底外侧动脉第5跖骨穿支皮瓣应用解剖及临床应用疗效. 方法 根据30侧动脉内灌注红色乳胶的成人足标本解剖观测研究,获得足底外侧动脉第5跖骨穿支起源、走行、分支分布及第5跖骨穿支与足背外侧区血管吻合特点, 在前足外侧设计并切取足底外侧动脉第5跖骨穿支皮瓣转位修复前足缺损创面7例.结果 本组皮瓣术后全部顺利成活,创面一期愈合.术后经1~18个月随访,皮瓣质地良好,供区未发现穿鞋不适、行走受限等异常,患者对治疗效果满意.结论 足底外侧动脉第5跖骨穿支解剖恒定,血供丰富,手术操作简单,是修复前足软组织缺损中小创面较为理想的皮瓣.

  19. 桡动脉肌间隙远、近段皮支链皮瓣的解剖学基础%The radial artery cutaneous branches-chain flap:anatomy and clinical application

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    孙超; 徐聪; 张伟; 李宏亮; 谭为; 丁自海

    2012-01-01

    目的 为桡动脉肌间隙远、近段皮支链皮瓣带蒂转位修复腕部及肘部小范围组织缺损提供解剖学基础.方法 选用新鲜男尸正常上肢标本12侧:10侧乳胶灌注显微解剖,2侧制作铸型标本研究桡动脉从肱桡肌与桡侧腕屈肌肌间隙发出皮支的解剖形态学特点.以桡骨茎突至外上髁连线中点为分界划分前臂远、近两段.结果 (1)桡动脉发出肌间隙皮支9.1支,其中前臂远段发出皮支6.8支,直径(0.45±0.14)mm,蒂长(1.2±0.48 )cm;前臂近段发出皮支2.3支,直径(0.68±0.12)mm,蒂长(1.9±0.53 )cm.桡动脉在前臂远、近两段发出的肌间隙皮支的参数差异比较均有统计学意义(P<0.05);(2)在桡骨茎突近端(3.0±0.67)cm和肱骨外上髁远端(9.01 ±1.74)cm,分别有直径(0.59±0.08)mm,蒂长(1.41±0.26)cm和直径(0.67±).09)mm,蒂长(1.87±0.62 )cm恒定粗大皮支从肌间隙穿出;(3)相邻皮支穿深筋膜后,其终末支间形成与肌间隙长轴平行的血管链.结论 以桡动脉肌间隙远、近段皮支设计带蒂转位皮支链皮瓣可用于修复腕部及肘部小范围软组织损伤,避免了其主干动脉的破坏.%Objective To provide anatomic information for repairing small tissue defects in hands and forearm with cutaneous branches-chain flaps pedicled with radial and ulnar arteries. Methods A total of 12 male cadaveric specimens were included in the study: 10 underwent latex perfusion for microanatomy, 2 were made into vessel cast for morphologic observation of cutaneous branch of radial artery passed between the brachioradialis muscle and the flexor carpi radialis muscle. Forearm was divided into proximal and distal segments by the midpoint between the radial styloid and the lateral epicondyle. Results ①A total of 9.1 intermuscular cutaneous branches issued from radial artery, of which, 6.8 from the distal forearm and 2.3 from the proximal end, with the diameter of (0.45±0.14) mm and pedicle length of (1.2±0

  20. Percutaneous elastic intramedullary nailing of metacarpal fractures: Surgical technique and clinical results study

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    Farook Mohamed Z

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background We reviewed our results and complications of using a pre-bent 1.6 mm Kirschner wire (K-wire for extra-articular metacarpal fractures. The surgical procedure was indicated for angulation at the fracture site in a true lateral radiograph of at least 30 degrees and/or in the presence of a rotatory deformity. Methods A single K-wire is pre-bent in a lazy-S fashion with a sharp bend at approximately 5 millimeters and a longer smooth curve bent in the opposite direction. An initial entry point is made at the base of the metacarpal using a 2.5 mm drill by hand. The K-wire is inserted blunt end first in an antegrade manner and the fracture reduced as the wire is passed across the fracture site. With the wire acting as three-point fixation, early mobilisation is commenced at the metacarpo-phalangeal joint in a Futuro hand splint. The wire is usually removed with pliers post-operatively at four weeks in the fracture clinic. Results We studied internal fixation of 18 little finger and 2 ring finger metacarpal fractures from November 2007 to August 2009. The average age of the cohort was 25 years with 3 women and 17 men. The predominant mechanism was a punch injury with 5 diaphyseal and 15 metacarpal neck fractures. The time to surgical intervention was a mean 13 days (range 4 to 28 days. All fractures proceeded to bony union. The wire was extracted at an average of 4.4 weeks (range three to six weeks. At an average follow up of 8 weeks, one fracture had to be revised for failed fixation and three superficial wound infections needed antibiotic treatment. Conclusions With this simple and minimally invasive technique performed as day-case surgery, all patients were able to start mobilisation immediately. The general outcome was good hand function with few complications.

  1. STUDY OF COMPLICATIONS IN SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF METACARPAL AND PHALANGEAL FRACTURES

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Hand fractures if not treated properly will result in deformity, stiffness and loss of function leading to functional deformity. Fracture healing in hand is not an isolated goal, rather it is the functional result that is of paramount importance. Recent studies have shown good functional results with surgical treatment of metacarpal fractures using K-wires and mini-external fixators as compared to the conservative treatment. METHODS This is a prospective study of 60 cases of metacarpal and phalangeal fractures treated surgically with mini-external fixators and K-wires, admitted to Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital and Victoria Hospital attached to Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute from Oct. 2013 to Sep. 2015. RESULTS We followed up all the patients and the duration ranged from 12 weeks to 20 weeks (Mean 16 weeks. All fractures eventually united. We had totally 7 complications, which included superficial infection. (1 , stiffness of MCP joints. (1 , non-union. (2 , mal-union. (2 and gangrene. (2 We had no case of any purely implant related complications like K-wire migration or pin-tract infection. Fifth and fourth metacarpals were most commonly involved in our series. Out of 60 patients 33 patients (54.54% had excellent result, 19 patients (31.81% had good result and 8 patients (13 .63% had poor result. INTERPRETATION AND CONCLUSION Displaced metacarpal fractures treated surgically by mini-external fixator. K-wire gives excellent result in terms of union, recovery of daily activities and stiffness. There will be fewer chances of infection and early bone union in case of CRIF with K-wire than ORIF with K-wire. However, stiffness of hand joints, especially metacarpo-phalangeal joint is of major concern and physiotherapy plays a major role to combat stiffness.

  2. Bilateral Variability of X-Ray Osteometric Parameters Of Human Metacarpal Bones

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    М. A. Ryakhovskiy

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Hand roentgenograms of men of mature age have been investigated. Parameters of metacarpal bones length and width of left and right hands have been measured. Displacement of maximal and minimal bilateral asymmetry on II and V rays of hand has been established. The obtained data have been considered from the point of view of fluctuating asymmetry, as an indicator of instability of morphogenesis which has been determined by HOX-genes defining structure of hand in mammals.

  3. Sexual dimorphism of the metacarpals in contemporary Cretans: Are there differences with mainland Greeks?

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    Nathena, Despoina; Gambaro, Laura; Tzanakis, Nikolaos; Michalodimitrakis, Manolis; Kranioti, Elena F

    2015-12-01

    Sex in the adult skeleton can usually be reliably determined through an assessment of features found on the pelvis and cranium. In the lack of these elements it is necessary to elaborate other methods to establish sex in skeletonised remains recovered in forensic cases. Standards for other bones (e.g. humerus, metacarpals and metatarsals) have already been established for the Greek population. The aim of this study is to determine whether the standards for metacarpals provided from a study on the Athens collection are representative of a modern Cretan population. Using a digital caliper we took 7 measurements on each one of the left and right metacarpal bones of 108 adult individuals from a modern collection from Crete. Totally twenty formulae for left and right bones created from the Athens collection were used to sex the sample of this study. The overall classification accuracy obtained for our sample was very close to the cross-validated accuracy reported by the authors. However, looking at the classification accuracy for males and females, a consistent trend for low classification rates in females was observed. New formulae were developed for the Cretan sample yielding up to 85% classification accuracy. This study clearly indicates that the standards for metacarpals developed from the Athens collection are not appropriate for application in forensic cases for the island of Crete as they do not represent the local population efficiently. This may hold true for other regions of Greece thus great caution should be taken when applying these standards. Obviously more research is needed to confirm these results.

  4. [Repairing degloving injury of distal phalanx with homodigital bilobed flaps tiled].

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    Jiang, Qiting; Feng, Mingsheng; Jiang, Zhiwei; Liu, Jinzhu

    2012-07-01

    To study the methods and effectiveness of repairing degloving injury of the distal phalanx with homodigital bilobed flaps tiled. Between April 2008 and June 2011, 40 patients (40 fingers) with degloving injury of the distal phalanx were treated, which were caused by machine. There were 30 males and 10 females, aged from 18 to 56 years (mean, 30 years). The time from injury to operation was 1-5 hours (mean, 2.5 hours). Affected fingers included index in 13 cases, middle finger in 11 cases, ring finger in 9 cases, and little finger in 7 cases. The defect area ranged from 3.0 cm x 2.0 cm to 5.5 cm x 3.8 cm. All cases complicated by pollution and exposure of tendon and phalanx, 5 cases by phalangeal fractures, and tendon insertion had no rupture. The end dorsal branches of digital artery island flaps and digital arterial island flaps were used in 14 cases, the end dorsal branches of digital artery island flaps and near dorsal branches of digital artery island flaps in 18 cases, and the end dorsal branches of digital artery island flaps and superficial palmar digital veins arterilization island flaps in 8 cases. The area of the upper flaps ranged from 2.0 cm x 1.5 cm to 2.6 cm x 2.2 cm and the area of the next leaf flaps ranged from 2.5 cm x 2.0 cm to 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm. The donor sites were covered with free flaps. Flap blister occurred in 13 cases and vascular crisis in 3 cases. The flaps survived in 40 cases, wound healing by first intention was achieved in 38 cases, and by second intention in 2 cases. The donor skin-grafting was survival. After operation, 30 patients were followed up 8 to 20 months with an average of 10.6 months. The flaps had satisfactory appearance and soft texture, and the finger tip had no touch pain. The sensory function of the flaps was restored at 4-6 weeks after operation; two-point discrimination was 6.0 to 10.0 mm in 24 flaps at 12-15 months. According to the total active movement (TAM) evaluation system introduced by the American Society for

  5. Cervicofacial flap revisited

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    Dhananjay V. Nakade

    2016-11-01

    Conclusions: Cervicofacial flap is simple, easy to operate, consume less operating time as compared to microvascular flap. It is less complicated and especially useful in diabetic, hypertensives and old debilitated patients with high risk of anaesthesia. [Int J Res Med Sci 2016; 4(11.000: 4669-4674

  6. Extended TRAM flap: feasibility study on fresh human cadavers.

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    Zenn, Michael R; Heitmann, Christoph

    2003-03-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of a superiorly based TRAM flap for breast reconstruction with its superior border abutting the inframammary fold. This flap would have a primary blood supply from the superior epigastric vessels, similar to a free flap attached to the mammary system. This flap, however, would not require microsurgery. Instead, it would have its superior epigastric pedicle lengthened by partial rib resection. Donor site closure would be accomplished by reverse abdominoplasty and the donor scar hidden in the inframammary fold. The surgical anatomy of such an extended TRAM flap (eTRAM) was investigated by cannulation of the internal mammary artery (IMA) in 10 fresh human cadavers bilaterally, injection with latex, and then dissection throughout its intrathoracic course. At the level of the third intercostal space, the mean external diameters of the right and left IMA were found to be 2.5 mm and 2.3 mm, respectively. The diameter of the vessel decreased until the IMA bifurcated into the superior epigastric artery and the musculophrenic artery, usually at the sixth intercostal space. The superior epigastric artery, having a mean diameter of 1.6 mm at its origin, descended caudally behind the seventh costal cartilage and could be followed until it entered the posterior rectus sheath and the rectus abdominis muscle. On its downward course, it was not embedded in the diaphragm muscle and was easily separated without violation of the thoracic cavity. From this anatomic study, it seems to be possible to raise an eTRAM after partial rib resection. Some technical considerations of such a flap are discussed. This modification of the TRAM would be helpful to surgeons commonly performing pedicled TRAM flaps and might extend its applicability beyond breast reconstruction to chest wall, intrathoracic, and head and neck reconstruction.

  7. Pedicled perforator flaps

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    Demirtas, Yener; Ozturk, Nuray; Kelahmetoglu, Osman;

    2009-01-01

    Described in this study is a surgical concept that supports the "consider and use a pedicled perforator flap whenever possible and indicated" approach to reconstruct a particular skin defect. The operation is entirely free-style; the only principle is to obtain a pedicled perforator flap to recon......Described in this study is a surgical concept that supports the "consider and use a pedicled perforator flap whenever possible and indicated" approach to reconstruct a particular skin defect. The operation is entirely free-style; the only principle is to obtain a pedicled perforator flap...... more practical and creative to use a free-style manner during pedicled perforator flap surgery, instead of being obliged to predefined templates for this type of procedure....

  8. The pedicled thoraco-umbilical flap: A versatile technique for upper limb coverage

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    Mishra Sharad

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Injuries to upper limb has been on the increase and is invariably associated with significant soft tissue loss requiring a flap cover. Local tissue may not be available for cover in a majority of situations, necessitating import of tissue from a distant source. We have utilized the thoraco-umbilical flap taken from the trunk for this purpose. This flap is based on the perforators of the deep inferior epigastric artery that are maximally centred on the periumbilical region.This flap was used in 83 patients. The patients were observed for at least 3 weeks and any flap or donor site complications were recorded. The patients were again followed up at 3 months interval and the donor site scar was assessed. The flaps survived in 81 patients; there was marginal flap necrosis in five patients and partial flap necrosis in two patients. None of these patients required any additional procedure for coverage. The flap is technically easy to plan, almost effortless to drape around upper limb defects, with no significant donor site morbidity and also the post operative immobilization was fairly comfortable. The thoraco-umbilical flap thus is a very useful technique for coverage of the upper limb and is recommended as a first line flap for this purpose.

  9. Reconstruction of soft tissue defect of the extremity with the perforator flap from inguinal region

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    HUANG Dong; WANG Hai-wen; WANG Hong-gang; WU Wei-zhi; ZHAO Cheng-yi

    2009-01-01

    Background The perforator flap has become a very useful reconstructive means of soft tissue defect of extremities.The perforator flap from the inguinal region has advantages that include the ability to cover a large area with little donor site morbidity and provision of suitable thickness for reconstruction.Methods From July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2007, 10 patients with various types of soft tissue defect underwent reconstruction with 10 perforator flaps from the inguinal region. Six flaps were applied to the upper extremities and four flaps to the lower extremities. The dimensions of the transferred flaps ranged from 7-30 cm in length and 4-10 cm in width.Results The postoperative course of all 10 flaps was uneventful and all flaps survived. Distal small partial necrosis was observed in one case due to arterial insufficiency of the distal part of the flap. All patients were satisfied with the functional and esthetic resurfacing outcome.Conclusion Use of perforator flap from the inguinal region could overcome the disadvantages of the traditional free groin flap, and represents a safe and useful tool for coverage of soft tissue defects.

  10. Flap monitoring by transcutaneous PO2 and PCO2: importance of transcutaneous PCO2 in determining follow-up treatment for compromised free flaps.

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    Hashimoto, Ichiro; Nakanishi, Hideki; Takiwaki, Hirotsugu; Takase, Maki Toda; Yamano, Masahiro; Sedo, Hiromichi

    2007-07-01

    The authors conducted a two-part study to determine whether transcutaneous oxygen pressure (TcPO (2)) and transcutaneous carbon dioxide pressure (TcPCO (2)) can be used to monitor flap viability after transplantation. The first part was an animal study in which TcPO (2) and TcPCO (2) were measured in 10 epigastric island flaps subjected to arterial or venous ischemia. The second part was a clinical study in which both were measured in 27 free skin flaps. In the experimental study, TcPO (2) decreased to nearly 0 mmHg after 10 minutes of arterial and venous ischemia. TcPCO (2) increased to 100 mmHg after 60 minutes of either type of ischemia. In the clinical study, congestion was suspected in six flaps on the basis of clinical signs alone. Three congested flaps with TcPCO (2) more than 90 mmHg were selected for intervention. The remaining three congested flaps, with TcPCO (2) 80 mmHg or less, survived completely without further treatment. The TcPO (2) of all treated flaps and of the six flaps not requiring further treatment was 0 mmHg. Results of experimental study indicate that TcPO (2) is more sensitive than TcPCO (2) to flap ischemia. However, results of clinical study suggest that it is very hard to distinguish congested flaps from healthy flaps by TcPO (2) alone. The authors believe that a congested flap with a TcPCO (2) more than 90 mmHg requires further treatment.

  11. The effect of early detection of anterolateral thigh free flap crisis on the salvage success rate, based on 10 years of experience and 1072 flaps.

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    Yang, Q; Ren, Z H; Chickooree, D; Wu, H J; Tan, H Y; Wang, K; He, Z J; Gong, C J; Ram, V; Zhang, S

    2014-09-01

    The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of early exploration of anterolateral thigh (ALT) free flap compromise in head and neck reconstruction and to correlate this with the salvage success rate. The perioperative data of 1051 patients with 1072 ALT flap reconstructions were reviewed retrospectively for the period January 2002 to December 2012. Outcome measures included ethnicity, defect type, incidence and timing of flap compromise, type of flap compromise, causes of vascular occlusion, and salvage rate. The success rate of free flap reconstruction was 97.3% (1043/1072). Of the 29 failures, 21 were complete and eight were partial failures (10-40% of the flap). Venous occlusions occurred in 39 flaps (83.0%) and arterial occlusions in five flaps (17.0%). Six cases were detected within 8h postoperatively, 13 at 8-16 h postoperatively, seven at 16-24h postoperatively, and 18 at 24-48 h postoperatively, with respective salvage rates of 66.7%, 61.5%, 28.6%, and 22.2%; three cases detected after 48 h failed. The salvage rate at ≤16 h (62.2%) was much higher than that at >16 h (21.4%, P=0.0039). Early detection, re-exploration, and effective handling of the flap crisis increases the rate of flap salvage tremendously.

  12. 中节指动脉及其背侧支为蒂逆行岛状皮瓣修复指端缺损%Repair of fingertip defect with reverse island flap based on middle phalange of digital artery and its dorsal branches

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    陈乐锋; 柯于海; 周望高; 熊懿; 张振伟; 游楚红

    2015-01-01

    目的:介绍一种对手指供区损伤较小的皮瓣修复手指指端缺损的方法。方法对15例手指指端缺损患者,以指固有动脉中段及其背侧支为蒂,设计手指中节指背岛状皮瓣进行修复。若需重建皮瓣感觉,则在切取皮瓣时,于皮瓣近端切取适当长度的指固有神经背侧支,与伤指指固有神经缝合。结果15指皮瓣及植皮全部成活,5指术后2 d皮瓣远端出现水疱,未予处理,术后7 d水疱开始萎缩吸收,术后2周水疱消失。术后随访3~9个月,皮瓣成活好,质地柔软,外形满意,颜色与患指周围皮肤相近,两点辨别觉6~9 mm,远指间关节屈伸功能无明显障碍。手功能根据ATM法评定:优10例,良5例。结论中节指动脉及其背侧支为蒂逆行岛状皮瓣是修复指端缺损较理想的方法之一。%Objective To introduce a flap which injured slightly on the donor sites, in repairing the fingertip defect. Methods 15 cases with defect on 15 fingers tip were treated with this island flaps. When the flap was used to repair defect at finger pulp, the dorsal branch of the digital proper nerve in the flap was kept to be anastomosed to the digital proper nerve at the recipient finger. Results All the flaps and skin grafts survived. Blister happened in 5 flaps 2 days after operation, which healed spontaneously without necrosis. The blister begin to shrink and be obsorption 7 days after operation, and disappear 2 weeks after operation. All cases were followed up for 3~9 months. The color, texture and contour of the flaps were good. The two-point discrimination distance was 6~9 mm on the flaps. No obvious functional problem was found in DIP motion. The hand function was assessed as excellent in 10 fingers, good in 5 fingers. Conclusion The reverse island flap based on middle phalange of digital artery and its dorsal branches is an ideal method to repair the fingertip defect.

  13. 前臂背侧远端动脉穿支显微解剖与前臂后皮神经营养血管移植皮瓣的设计%Micradissection of distal antebrachial arterial perforators of dorsal forearm and design of flap pedicled with nutrient vessels of posterior antebrachial cutaneous nerve

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    张发惠; 郑和平; 张国栋

    2007-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Posterior antebrachial skin is beneficial for repairing injury of dorsum of hand; however, according to lacking operative researches on distal pedicel arterial perforators of posterior antebrachial cutaneous nerve nutrient vessel flap, it is still a confusing problem in clinic.OBJECTIVE: To investigate the features of distal antebrachial arterial perforators of dorsal forearm and provide anatomical theories for suitable designing pedicle flap and compound flap at distal flap pedicled with nutrient vessels of posterior antebrachial cutaneous nerve.DESIGN: Single sample observation.SETTING: Researching Center of Clinical Anatomy, Military Institute of Orthopaedics, Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Area Command of Chinese PLA.MATERIAL5: The experiment was carried out at the Researching Center of Clinical Anatomy, Military Institute of Orthopaedics, Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Area Command of Chinese PLA from May to October, 2004. Thirty-three upper limbs of adult cadavers perfused with red latex through arteries were provided by Researching Center of Clinical Anatomy, Military Institute of Orthopaedics, Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Area Command of PLA.METHODS: Thirty-three adults upper limbs were dissected and observed with microscope with taking rhe styloid process of ulna and radius as pivot point.MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: ① Distal antebrachial arterial perforators of dorsal forearm; ② nutrient vessels of distal posterior antebrachial cutaneous nerve; ③ their blood supply relationship with nearby muscle, bone and skin.RESULTS: ① Along extensor digitorum communis muscle, distal antebrachial arterial perforators of dorsal forearm were perforated along bilateral muscular interspace and tendon interspace to form lateral and interior inosculated vascular plexuses of fascia. The axis of lateral muscle interspace, dorsal antebrachial lateral vascular plexuses consisted of lateral branch of dorsal carpal branch of

  14. 臀下动脉穿支蒂复合组织瓣修复骶尾部巨大褥疮的解剖与临床应用%Anatomy study and clinical applications of complex tissue flap pedicled with inferior gluteal artery perforator for repairing giant sacrococcygeal pressure sore

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    谢昀; 林建华; 叶君健; 郑和平

    2014-01-01

    Objective To discuss the technical feasibility and clinical effectiveness of using complex tissue flap pedicled with inferior gluteal artery perforator for repair giant sacrococcygeal pressure sore.Methods Thirty embalmed lower limbs of adult cadavers perfused with red latex were used for anatomical study,and the followings were observed:①The course,branche and distribution of gluteal artery.②The course and distribution of the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve.③Anastomosis between the posterior cutaneous branch of gluteal artery and nutrient vessels of the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve.8 cases aging from 17 years to 56 years were completed during May 2007 to July 2013,6 cases were males and 2 cases were females.The sizes of pressure sore with the depth to Ⅳ degree were ranged from 16 cm × 9 cm to 22 cm × 10 cm.The sizes of flaps were harvested from 32 cm × 10 cm to 25 cm × 9 cm.Results The gluteal artery crossed the edge of the piriformis,the main stem was (3.1 ± 0.4) mm in diameter and gave out 2-5 muscular branches to supply the gluteus maximus.The posterior femoral cutaneous nerve crossed the edge of gluteus maximus and descended between biceps femoris and semitendinosus.Perforating deep fascia point located was (5.9 ± 0.8) cm above the line between medial and lateral femoral epicondyle.The constant anastomosis were formed by the posterior cutaneous branch of gluteal artery,the obturator artery perforator and the direct popliteal artery perforator around the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve.The complex flap survived successfully in all patients.Sutures were removed at 14 days postoperatively and the wounds healed well.All supplied areas were closed by directly suturing.Recurrent sacrococcygeal pressure sore was not observed in all cases with satisfied appearance and normal color during the outpatient follow-up period from 5 months to 5 years.Conclusion The united flap of gluteal myocutaneous flap and the posterior femoral cutaneous

  15. Modified anterograde pedicle advancement flap in fingertip injury.

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    Lee, S H; Jang, J H; Kim, J I; Cheon, S J

    2015-11-01

    Soft tissue reconstruction is needed to maintain the maximum length of the fingers in fingertip injury. The purpose of this study was to present an anterograde pedicle advancement flap technique, for the treatment of fingertip injuries, which involved a modification to the anterograde advancement flap by the dissection of the digital nerve and artery with a pedicle to advance the flap. This technique was used in 12 fingers in patients who had undergone soft tissue reconstruction of fingertip injuries between January 2012 and October 2013. The sizes of the flaps ranged from 8 × 7 mm to 14 × 10 mm. The mean length of advancement was 9.7 mm (range 7-13). The mean value of the static two-point discrimination test of the healed flaps was 5.1 mm (range 4-6) and the flaps survived in all the 12 cases. The modified anterograde pedicle advancement flap provides a reliable coverage of sensate soft tissue without bone shortening in fingertip injuries.Level II. © The Author(s) 2014.

  16. The Vascularized Medial Femoral Corticoperiosteal Flap for Thumb Reconstruction

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    Amin, Kavit; Darhouse, Nagham; Sivakumar, Bran; Floyd, David

    2015-01-01

    Summary: We present an interesting method of shaping a vascularized medial femoral condyle (MFC) flap into a “neophalanx” for phalangeal reconstruction. Our patient presented with limited strength and function secondary to fracture nonunion of the proximal phalanx of the dominant thumb. Following excision of the pseudarthrosis, an MFC corticoperiosteal flap was harvested, sculpted into a prism shape and inset. The superomedial genicular pedicle was anastomosed to the princeps pollicis artery and a cephalic tributary. On follow-up, new bone growth was seen on radiographs and the patient had substantially improved function, with full metacarpophalangeal extension, a Kapandji score of 9, and a markedly reduced Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand score of 2.68. The MFC flap is useful for reconstruction of bony defects, with minimal donor morbidity. This versatile vascularized flap can be crafted to requisite shapes and is useful for small defects in the hand, including phalangeal reconstruction. PMID:26495205

  17. Reconstruction of hand contracture by reverse ulnar perforator flap

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    Cengiz Eser

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Hand burn scar contractures affect patients in aesthetic and functional aspects. After releasing these scars, the defects should be repaired. The reconstruction methods include primary suturation, Z plasty, skin grafting, local or free flaps, etc. All methods have their own advantages and disadvantages. One of the most useful flaps is the reverse ulnar perforator flap. We performed a two-staged procedure for repairing a post-burn contracture release defect in a 40-year-old male. In the first stage we applied reverse ulnar perforator flap for the hand defect, and ulnar artery and vein repair in the second stage. In conclusion, this two-staged procedure is a non-primary but useful option for hand and finger defects and prevents major vascular structure damage of the forearm. [Hand Microsurg 2016; 5(1.000: 40-43

  18. A totally laparoscopic peritoneal free flap for reconstruction of hand

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    En-Qi Guo; Qing-Ping Xie

    2016-01-01

    Management of defects on the hand and foot with exposed tendons remains a major challenge for plastic surgeons.Here,we present a case of hand reconstruction with a totally laparoscopic peritoneal flap.The anterior rectus sheath was preserved in situ.The peritoneal free flap supplied by peritoneal branches of the deep inferior epigastric artery was retrieved by laparoscopy to cover the soft tissue defect of the hand.The defect of the dorsal hand was 17 cm × 12 cm.The peritoneal flap measuring 22 cm × 15 cm survived completely without any complications.A following split-thickness skin graft offered the successful wound closure.Motor and sensory function improved gradually within the first year follow-up.The totally laparoscopic peritoneal free flap is a good choice for reconstruction of the soft tissue defects accompanied by exposed tendons on the hand and foot.

  19. Noninvasive Free Flap Monitoring Using Eulerian Video Magnification

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    Yuan Fang Liu

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Eulerian Video Magnification (EVM can enhance subtle changes in videos to reveal what was once invisible to the naked eye. In this proof of concept study, we investigated using EVM as a novel form of free flap monitoring. Free flaps with skin paddles were filmed in the operating room with manipulation of their pedicles. In a representative 77-year-old female who received a latissimus dorsi-serratus-rib composite free flap, EVM was able to detect blockage of arterial or venous supply instantaneously, providing a visible representation through degree of color change in videos. EVM has the potential to serve as a powerful free flap monitoring tool with the benefit of being noninvasive, sensitive, easy-to-use, and nearly cost-free.

  20. The efficacy of postoperative monitoring: a single surgeon comparison of clinical monitoring and the implantable Doppler probe in 547 consecutive free flaps.

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    Rozen, Warren M; Chubb, Daniel; Whitaker, Iain S; Acosta, Rafael

    2010-01-01

    An important element in achieving high success rates with free flap surgery has been the use of different techniques for monitoring flaps postoperatively as a means to detecting vascular compromise. Successful monitoring of the vascular pedicle to a flap can potentiate rapid return to theater in the setting of compromise, with the potential to salvage the flap. There is little evidence that any technique offers any advantage over clinical monitoring alone. A consecutive series of 547 patients from a single plastic surgical unit who underwent a fasciocutaneous free flap operation for breast reconstruction [deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap, superficial inferior epigastric artery (SIEA) flap, or superior gluteal artery perforator (SGAP) flap] were included. A comparison was made between the first 426 consecutive patients in whom flap monitoring was performed using clinical monitoring alone and the subsequent 121 patients in whom monitoring was achieved with the Cook-Swartz implantable Doppler probe. Outcome measures included flap salvage rate and false-positive rate. There was a strong trend toward improved salvage rates with the implantable Doppler probe compared with clinical monitoring (80% vs. 66%, P = 0.48). When combined with the literature (meta-analysis), the data prove statistically significant (P < 0.01). There was no statistical difference between the groups for false-positive rates. Flap monitoring with the implantable Doppler probe can improve flap salvage rates without increasing the rate of false-positive takebacks. Copyright 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc. Microsurgery, 2010.

  1. The reverse extended peroneal artery perforator flap for soft tissue defects of the ankle and fool%腓动脉及穿支血管蒂皮瓣逆行转移修复足踝部软组织缺损

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    阮洪江; 蔡培华; 柴益民; 范存义

    2009-01-01

    目的 探讨应用腓动脉及穿支血管蒂皮瓣逆行转移修复足踝部软组织缺损的手术方法 和临床效果.方法 2007年4月至2008年2月,收治10例足踝部软组织缺损患者.男7例,女3例;年龄8~52岁,平均34.2岁.致伤原因:车祸伤6例,坠落伤2例,慢性溃疡1例,烫伤1例.在患肢小腿外侧区沿腓动脉轴线设计皮瓣,术中游离包含于皮瓣内的1~3支腓动脉穿支,于腓动脉穿支近端结扎切断腓动脉及静脉,向远端游离至外踝尖上约5 cm并以此为旋转点,连同皮瓣向远端逆行转移覆盖足踝软组织缺损区.切取皮瓣范围为10 cm×5 cm~25 cm×15 cm,血管蒂长6~17 cm.结果术后10例皮瓣全部成活.仅1例皮瓣远端局部回流不畅、浅表坏死,经换药及抗感染治疗后愈合.供区均Ⅰ期愈合.全部病例获5~14个月(平均9.5个月)随访,所有患者皮瓣外形及功能满意,行走正常.结论 腓动脉及穿支血管蒂营养皮瓣血管蒂长,蒂部细小易转移而不易受压,血供可靠,切取范围大,皮肤质地良好,用于足踝部皮肤软组织缺损的修复效果满意.%Objective To investigate the operative technique and clinical results of repairing soft tissue defects of the ankle and foot with reverse extended peroneal artery perforator flap. Methods From April 2007 to February 2008, 10 patients, 7 men and 3 women, were treated with this technique, with an av-erage age of 34.2 years (ranged from 8 to 52 years). The initial wounds were caused by trauma, burn injury and chronic ulcer, with bone and/or tendon exposure. The flap was designed overlying the course of the per-oneal artery, which corresponds to the palpable posterior border of the fibula when mapped to the surface.The flap was raised by dividing the peroneal artery and veins proximally and elevating them distally, which covered for the defects of the ankle and foot. The pivot point was placed at the level of the ankle joint dis-tally. Thus the flap was

  2. A customized protocol to assess bone quality in the metacarpal head, metacarpal shaft and distal radius: a high resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography precision study.

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    Feehan, Lynne; Buie, Helen; Li, Linda; McKay, Heather

    2013-12-24

    High Resolution-Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography (HR-pQCT) is an emerging technology for evaluation of bone quality in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). However, there are limitations with standard HR-pQCT imaging protocols for examination of regions of bone commonly affected in RA. We developed a customized protocol for evaluation of volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD) and microstructure at the metacarpal head (MH), metacarpal shaft (MS) and ultra-ultra-distal (UUD) radius; three sites commonly affected in RA. The purpose was to evaluate short-term measurement precision for bone density and microstructure at these sites. 12 non-RA participants, individuals likely to have no pre-existing bone damage, consented to participate [8 females, aged 23 to 71 y [median (IQR): 44 (28) y]. The custom protocol includes more comfortable/stable positioning and adapted cortical segmentation and direct transformation analysis methods. Dominant arm MH, MS and UUD radius scans were completed on day one; repeated twice (with repositioning) three to seven days later. Short-term precision for repeated measures was explored using intraclass correlational coefficient (ICC), mean coefficient of variation (CV%), root mean square coefficient of variation (RMSCV%) and least significant change (LSC%95). Bone density and microstructure precision was excellent: ICCs varied from 0.88 (MH2 trabecular number) to .99 (MS3 polar moment of inertia); CV% varied from 3 on 5 point scale. In our facility, this custom protocol extends the potential for in vivo HR-pQCT imaging to assess, with high precision, regional differences in bone quality at three sites commonly affected in RA. Our methods are easy to adopt and we recommend other users of HR-pQCT consider this protocol for further evaluations of its precision and feasibility in their imaging facilities.

  3. [Microdialysis of cutaneous free flaps to monitor results of maxillofacial surgery].

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    Brix, M; Muret, P; Mac-Mary, S; Ricbourg, B; Humbert, P

    2006-02-01

    The development of in vivo microdialysis has made it possible to monitor cutaneous free flaps in maxillo-facial surgery. A microprobe inserted in the free flap dermis collects a microdialysate enabling measurement of dermal metabolites such as glucose, lactate, pyruvate, or glycerol. The monitoring curves are predictive of ischemia-related tissue injury. Hourly measurements provide a reliable method for early diagnosis of venous or arterial thrombosis. Revision surgery can then be undertaken if needed to repair microanastomoses before clinical alteration. This technique has been compared with validated flaps monitoring systems such as temperature probe, transcutaneous oxygen tension monitoring, and laser Doppler flowmetry. Microdialysis has several advantages: objective measurements, different curves for venous and arterial thrombosis, early diagnosis. Accessibility to oral cavity or pharyngeal flaps requires careful clinical analysis (microprobe fixation, anatomy and choice of flap).

  4. Radial artery perforator flap for repair of soft tissue defect after palm postoperative scar contracture%桡动脉穿支皮瓣逆行转移修复手掌瘢痕挛缩术后软组织缺损

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    王刚; 姚有榕; 邓盼; 张一智; 徐云钦; 申屠刚

    2016-01-01

    Objective To explore the clinical effect of the radial artery perforator flap on repairing soft tissue defect after palm postoperative scar contracture. Methods Eighteen patients with palm scar contracture were selected. The palm soft tissue defect was repaired by radial artery perforator flap after the operation of scar removal and soft tissue release. The areas of soft tissue ranged from 5 cm × 3 cm to 8 cm × 5 cm. The area of donor flap exceeds 20%of the wounds area, and wounds were repaired by free skin grafting. Six months after operation, the hand function was compared with that before operation. Results All the patients were followed up for 6-15 months (mean 10.8 months), all flaps survived with good shape, and flap donor site wounds were healed by skin grafting. The patients were evaluated 6 months after operation according to the Chinese Medical Hand Surgery Society of upper part of functional assessment criteria: excellent in 11 cases, good in 5 cases and general in 2 cases, but preoperative functional evaluation was excellent 0 case, good in 3 cases, general in 7 cases and poor in 8 cases. Compared with that before operation, the postoperative function was significantly improved. Conclusions It is a commendable approach of repairing soft tissue defect after postoperative palm scar contracture by radial artery perforator flap, because it can provide reliable blood supply, and significantly improve hand function with exactly clinical effect.%目的 探讨桡动脉穿支皮瓣逆行转移修复手掌瘢痕挛缩术后软组织缺损的临床疗效.方法 选取手掌瘢痕挛缩患者18例,均行瘢痕切除、软组织松解,缺损创面予以桡动脉穿支皮瓣逆行转移修复,缺损创面面积5cm×3cm~8cm×5cm,皮瓣供区创面放大20%切取,创面均予以游离植皮修复.术后6个月随访比较术前、术后手功能变化.结果 所有患者均获得随访,随访时间为6~15个月(平均10.8个月),所有皮瓣均完全成活,皮瓣供

  5. The lateral superior genicular artery perforator iliotibial band flap for the treatment of scar contraction of popliteal fossa%膝上外侧动脉穿支髂胫束皮瓣修复腘窝部瘢痕挛缩

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    郑鑫; 安洪宾; 陈滔; 王海宝

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To discuss clinical results of the lateral superior genicular artery perforator iliotibial band flap for the treatment of scar contracture of popliteal fossa. Methods: Form January 1999 to December 2011,11 patients with scar contraction of popliteal fossa were treated with the lateral superior genicular artery perforator iliotibial band flap. Among the patients , 7 patients were male and 4 patients were female, ranging in age from 24 to 58 years old, with an average of 33 years old. The operation time ranged from 3 months to 1 year after trauma. Eight patients had injuries in the right side and 3 patients had the injuries in the left. Five patients had the injuries caused by traffic, 3 patients had the injuries caused by hot compression and other 3 patients suffered from burns. The flap area ranged from 7.0 cm×4.0 cm to 20.0 cm×8.0 cm. Results:AH the flaps survived. Three patients had epidermis necrosis. After 5 months to 2 years follow-up period,the knee function recovered,the flap shape was favorable and the skin firmness was moderated. Conclusion: The lateral superior genicular artery perforator iliotibial band flap is a practical, simple and an ideal donor in the reconstruction of popliteal fossa scar contracture.%目的:探讨膝上外侧动脉穿支髂胫束皮瓣治疗腘窝部瘢痕挛缩的临床疗效,为腘窝区瘢痕挛缩寻找最佳的手术方式.方法:自2009年1月至2011年12月,应用膝上外侧动脉穿支髂胫束动脉皮瓣修复腘窝瘢痕挛缩11例,男7例,女4例;年龄24~58岁,平均33岁;病程3个月~1年,平均6.5个月;右膝关节8例,左膝关节3例;交通伤5例,热压伤3例,烧伤3例.采用膝上外侧动脉穿支髂胫束皮瓣局部转移修复创面,切取皮瓣面积最大20.0 cm×8.0 cm,最小7.0 cm×4.0 cm.结果:术后皮瓣全部成活,3例远端血运差,局部色素沉着,表皮坏死脱痂.术后随访5个月~2年,膝关节活动均恢复正常,皮瓣外形良好,皮肤松紧度适中.

  6. What is the real angle of deviation of metacarpal neck fractures on oblique views? A radiographic study☆

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    de Góes Ribeiro, Arthur; Gonçalez, Daniel Hidalgo; Filho, João Manoel Fonseca; da Fonseca, Guilherme Marques; Costa, Antonio Carlos; Chakkour, Ivan

    2016-01-01

    Objective The aim of this study was to establish an indirect, easy-to-use, predictable and safe means of obtaining the true degree of displacement of fractures of the neck of the fifth metacarpal bone, through oblique radiographic views. Methods An anatomical specimen from the fifth human metacarpal was dissected and subjected to ostectomy in the neck region. A 1-mm Kirschner wire was fixed to the base of the fifth metacarpal bone, perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the bone and parallel to the ground. Another six Kirschner wires of the same diameter were bent over and attached to the ostectomized bone to simulate fracture displacement. Axial rotation of the metacarpus was used to create oblique radiographic views. Radiographic images were generated with different angles and at several degrees of rotation of the bone. Results We deduced a mathematical formula that showed the true displacement of fractures of the neck of the fifth metacarpal bone by means of oblique radiographs. Conclusions Oblique radiographs at 30̊ of supination provided the best view of the bone and least variation from the real value of the displacement of fractures of the fifth metacarpal bone. The mathematical formula deduced was concordant with the experimental model used. PMID:27069882

  7. A novel use for suture button suspension: reconstruction of the dorsal ulnar ligament to treat thumb metacarpal dislocation.

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    Shah, Ajul; Martin, Garry; Thomson, James Grant

    2015-01-01

    There are numerous treatment algorithms that have been developed to treat thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) arthritis. A newer treatment option for these patients is CMC stabilization using suture button suspensionplasty. The authors of this case report have extensive experience with the suture-button suspensionplasty using the Mini TightRope CMC technique (Arthrex). We present a novel usage of the suture-button suspensionplasty to reconstruct the dorsal ulnar ligament (in contrast to the usual reconstruction of the volar beak ligament) to treat a patient with persistent thumb metacarpal dislocation at the CMC joint. Two separate patients are presented. One patient demonstrates volar beak ligament instability, and the other demonstrates dorsal ulnar ligament instability. Both patients' demographics and operative indications are described. The operative technique for the novel usage of the suture-button suspensionplasty is described. Operative results of the dorsal ulnar ligament reconstruction are reviewed. After suture-button suspension of the thumb metacarpal to the trapezium, the dorsal ulnar ligament has been reconstructed. The patient demonstrated stability of the thumb CMC joint without dorsal or radial dislocation. The authors of this case report present a novel usage of the suture-button suspensionplasty to treat a patient with proximal thumb metacarpal dislocation at the trapezial-metacarpal interface. This method, in contrast to the referenced method of volar beak ligament reconstruction, allows reconstruction of the dorsal ulnar ligament. This allows stabilization of the joint by preventing dorsal and radial dislocation of the metacarpal.

  8. [Harvesting technique of chimeric multiple paddles fibular flap for wide oromandibular defects].

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    Foy, J-P; Qassemyar, Q; Assouly, N; Temam, S; Kolb, F

    2016-08-01

    Carcinological head and neck reconstruction still remains a challenge due to the volume and varied tissues needed. Large and wide oromandibular defects require, not just the bone but also soft tissues for the pelvilingual reconstruction and therefore, a second free flap may become necessary in addition to a fibular flap. The option of an unique chimeric flap based on the fibular artery and its branches is less known whereas it offers the advantage of a unique flap with bone, muscle and multiple skin paddles, independent of each other. The aim of this technical note is to present step by step the surgical procedure of this chimeric flap and share this method that avoids a second free flap.

  9. Spontaneous Flapping Flight

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    Vandenberghe, Nicolas; Zhang, Jun; Childress, Stephen

    2004-11-01

    As shown in an earlier work [Vandenberghe, et. al. JFM, Vol 506, 147, 2004], a vertically flapping wing can spontaneously move horizontally as a result of symmetry breaking. In the current experimental study, we investigate the dependence of resultant velocity on flapping amplitude. We also describe the forward thrust generation and how the system dynamically selects a Strouhal number by balancing fluid and body forces. We further compare our model system with examples of biological locomotion, such as bird flight and fish swimming.

  10. [EFFECTIVENESS OF DIFFERENT FLAPS FOR REPAIR OF SEVERE PALM SCAR CONTRACTURE DEFORMITY].

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    Pang, Mengru; Xiao, Haitao; Wang, Huaisheng; Liu, Xiaoxue; Chen, Junjie; Cen, Ying

    2016-03-01

    To evaluate the effectiveness of different flaps for repair of severe palm scar contracture deformity. Between February 2013 and March 2015, thirteen cases of severe palm scar contracture deformity were included in the retrospective review. There were 10 males and 3 females, aged from 14 to 54 years (mean, 39 years). The causes included burn in 9 cases, hot-crush injury in 2 cases, chemical burn in 1 case, and electric burn in 1 case. The disease duration was 6 months to 6 years (mean, 2.3 years). After excising scar, releasing contracture and interrupting adherent muscle and tendon, the soft tissues and skin defects ranged from 6.0 cm x 4.5 cm to 17.0 cm x 7.5 cm. The radial artery retrograde island flap was used in 2 cases, the pedicled abdominal flaps in 4 cases, the thoracodorsal artery perforator flap in 2 cases, the anterolateral thigh flap in 1 case, and the scapular free flap in 4 cases. The size of flap ranged from 6.0 cm x 4.5 cm to 17.0 cm x 7.5 cm. All flaps survived well. Venous thrombosis of the pedicled abdominal flaps occurred in 1 case, which was cured after dressing change, and healing by first intention was obtained in the others. The mean follow-up time was 8 months (range, 6-14 months). Eight cases underwent operation for 1-3 times to make the flap thinner. At last follow-up, the flaps had good color, and the results of appearance and function were satisfactory. Severe palm scar contracture deformity can be effectively repaired by proper application of different flaps.

  11. The Anconeus Muscle Free Flap: Clinical Application to Lesions on the Hand

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    Byung-Joon Jeon

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Background It can be difficult to select an appropriate flap for various defects on the hand. Although defects of the hand usually must be covered with a skin flap, some defects require a flap with rich blood supply and adequate additive soft tissue volume. The authors present their experience with the anconeus muscle free flap in the reconstruction of various defects and the release of scar contractures of the hand. Methods Ten patients underwent reconstruction of the finger or release of the first web space using the anconeus muscle free flap from May 1998 to October 2013. Adequate bed preparations with thorough debridement or contracture release were performed. The entire anconeus muscle, located at the elbow superficially, was harvested, with the posterior recurrent interosseous artery as a pedicle. The defects were covered with a uniformly trimmed anconeus muscle free flap. Additional debulking of the flap and skin coverage using a split-thickness skin graft were performed 3 weeks after the first operation. Results The average flap size was 18.7 cm2 (range, 13.5–30 cm2. All flaps survived without significant complications. Vein grafts for overcoming a short pedicle were necessary in 4 cases. Conclusions The anconeus muscle free flap can be considered a reliable reconstructive option for small defects on the hand or contracture release of the web space, because it has relatively consistent anatomy, provides robust blood supply within the same operative field, and leads to no functional loss at the donor site.

  12. Clinical application of the dorsalis pedis free flap for reconstruction of oral cancer defects.

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    Kalfarentzos, Evagelos; Ma, Chunyue; Tian, Zhuowei; Zhu, Hanguang; He, Yue

    2015-02-01

    The purposes of this study were to evaluate the clinical application and efficacy of the dorsalis pedis fasciocutaneous flap in the reconstruction of oral cavity defects and to assess the associated donor-site morbidity. From September 2009 to December 2012, 7 patients with associated oral cavity defects resulting from tumor resection underwent reconstruction with a dorsalis pedis fasciocutaneous flap. Surgical anatomy and harvesting procedure of the dorsalis pedis flap are described. Special consideration was given to the associated donor-site morbidity. All flaps survived without any complications. All 7 flaps were based on the dorsalis pedis artery and the greater saphenous vein for perfusion and drainage respectively. In all 7 cases, the donor site was closed with a full-thickness skin graft, with no associated healing complications or functional deficit of the foot. The resulting scar was well hidden in the lower extremity. The dorsalis pedis fasciocutaneous flap is a thin and pliable flap sharing many similarities with the radial forearm flap, thus making it ideal for intraoral reconstruction. Proper intraoperative and postoperative care of the donor site can result in minimal morbidity, as shown in this study. This flap may provide an ideal alternative to the radial forearm free flap, with the added advantages of a well-hidden scar and a high level of patient satisfaction. Copyright © 2015 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. Versatility of free SCIA/SIEA flaps in head and neck defects.

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    Nasir, Serdar; Aydin, Mustafa Asim

    2010-07-01

    Reconstruction of head and neck defects may require replacement of the bony structures, external soft tissue, and intraoral mucosa. Most cases, including maxillary defects, often require repair using only soft tissue flaps. Recently, the authors used free superficial circumflex iliac artery/superficial inferior epigastric (SCIA/SIEA) flaps for head and neck reconstruction. This was their first choice over other free flaps due to its versatile advantages. Fifteen patients underwent head and neck reconstruction with free SCIA/SIEA flaps (n = 16). No flap loss was observed; however, emergency vascular reanastomosis was performed in 3 cases to restore the blood supply in compromised flaps. Flap thinning and secondary debulking procedures were performed in 4 cases. The functional and aesthetic results were deemed as acceptable in all patients. Based on our results, we believe that the free SCIA/SIEA flap is useful for soft tissue defect reconstruction in the head and neck. It has the following advantages: (1) Large flap elevation is possible for reaching distant recipient vessels, (2) Two surgical teams may work at the same time preparing the donor and recipient regions, and (3) The flap design uses an abdominoplasty incision, which has minimal donor site morbidity.

  14. Third metacarpal condylar fatigue fractures in equine athletes occur within previously modelled subchondral bone.

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    Whitton, R Christopher; Trope, Gareth D; Ghasem-Zadeh, Ali; Anderson, Garry A; Parkin, Timothy D H; Mackie, Eleanor J; Seeman, Ego

    2010-10-01

    Bone modelling and remodelling reduce the risk of fatigue fractures; the former by adapting bone to its loading circumstances, the latter by replacing fatigued bone. Remodelling transiently increases porosity because of the normal delay in onset of the formation phase of the remodelling sequence. Protracted intense loading suppresses remodelling leaving modelling as the only means of maintaining bone strength. We therefore hypothesized that race horses with fatigue fractures of the distal third metacarpal bone (MC3) will have reduced porosity associated with suppressed remodelling while continued adaptive modelling will result in higher volume fraction (BV/TV) at this site. Using high resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT), we measured the distal aspect of the MC3 obtained at postmortem from 13 thoroughbred race horses with condylar fractures of the MC3 (cases), 8 horses without fractures (training controls), 14 horses with a fracture at another site (fractured controls) and 9 horses resting from training (resting controls). Porosity of the subchondral bone of MC3 was lower in cases than resting controls (12±1.4% vs. 18±1.6%, P=0.017) although areas of focal porosity were observed adjacent to fractures in 6/13 horses. BV/TV of the distal metacarpal epiphysis tended to be higher in horses with condylar fractures (0.79±0.015) than training controls (0.74±0.019, P=0.070), but also higher in controls with a fracture elsewhere (0.79±0.014) than the training controls (0.74±0.019, P=0.040). BV/TV was higher in horses over three years of age than those aged two or three years (0.79±0.01 vs. 0.74±0.01, P=0.016). All metacarpal condylar fractures occurred within focal areas of high BV/TV. We infer that intense training in equine athletes suppresses remodelling of third metacarpal subchondral bone limiting damage repair while modelling increases regional bone volume in an attempt to minimise local stresses but may fail to offset bone

  15. Balanced anaesthetic approach in a late-term gravid cow undergoing metacarpal fracture repair

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    An 800 kg Swiss cow, eighth months gravid, was presented for anaesthesia to repair metacarpal fracture. The cow was premedicated with intravenous isoxsuprine, butorphanol, ketoprofen, and xylazine IM and induced with ketamine and diazepam IV. In lateral recumbency, the trachea was intubated, and isoflurane in oxygen and air was administered. Despite a ring block with lidocaine, purposeful movement happened, and xylazine 0.02 mg kg−1 h−1 and ketamine 0.6 mg kg−1 h−1 constant rate infusion was ...

  16. Balanced Anaesthetic Approach in a Late-Term Gravid Cow Undergoing Metacarpal Fracture Repair

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    An 800 kg Swiss cow, eighth months gravid, was presented for anaesthesia to repair metacarpal fracture. The cow was premedicated with intravenous isoxsuprine, butorphanol, ketoprofen, and xylazine IM and induced with ketamine and diazepam IV. In lateral recumbency, the trachea was intubated, and isoflurane in oxygen and air was administered. Despite a ring block with lidocaine, purposeful movement happened, and xylazine 0.02 mg kg−1 h−1 and ketamine 0.6 mg kg−1 h−1 constant rate infusion was ...

  17. Multiple volar dislocations of the carpometacarpal joints with an associated fracture of the first metacarpal base

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    Latif Zafar Jilani; Mazhar Abbas; Siddharth Goel; Mohammad Nasim Akhtar

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    Multiple volar dislocations of carpometacarpal (CMC) joints are uncommon and have been reported rarely.A 25 years old male presented with injury to his left hand 6 days following a road traffic accident.Clinical examination revealed gross swelling of the hand and diffuse tenderness over the carpometacarpal area.His radiographs of the hand showed volar dislocation of the second,third and fourth CMC joints in association with an extra-articular fracture of the base of thumb metacarpal.He was treated by open reduction and percutaneous fixation using Kirschner wires.The functional results were excellent at one year follow-up.

  18. CHRONIC TRAUMATIC DISLOCATION OF II-V METACARPAL BONES: CASE REPORT

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Dislocations in the carpometacarpal joints of three-phalanx fingers are rare form of injury. Their clinical manifestations are often veiled by swelling, and radiographs in standard views provide little information, which leads to difficulty in diagnosis and a high incidence of unidentified dislocations in the primary treatment. The article describes the basic provisions of the diagnosis and treatment of this type of injury, a clinical case of surgical treatment of undiagnosed dislocations of II-V metacarpal bones in the acute period, and long-term results of treatment.

  19. 带蒂尺动脉腕上皮支皮瓣修复对侧手指脱套伤%REPAIR OF COMPLICATED DEGLOVING INJURIES OF OPPOSITE FINGER WITH AKIN UNITED FLAPS PEDICLED WITH DORSAL CARPAL BRANCH OF ULNAR ARTERY

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    阳运康; 鲁晓波; 张忠杰; 葛建华

    2011-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the clinical efficacy of akin united flaps pedicled with dorsal carpal branch of ulnar artery in repairing complicated degloving injuries of the opposite fingers. Methods Between August 2005 and August 2009, 11 cases of complicated degloving injuries of single finger were treated, including 8 males and 3 females with an average age of 26 years (range, 19-55 years). The defect locations were thumb in 1 case, index finger in 7 cases, and middle finger in 3 cases, including 9 cases of mechanical injury and 2 cases of traffic accident injury. The extent of skin avulsion was the proximal segments or beyond the middle segment of finger with a defect range from 5.0 cm × 4.5 cm to 8.0 cm x 5.5 cm. Complicated injuries included phalangeal fracture in 2 cases, extensor tendon injury in 3 cases, flexor and extensor tendon injuries in 1 case,digital vascular injury in 9 cases, and digital nerve injury in 6 cases. The time from injury to operation was 2-18 hours (mean, 4.8 hours). The akin united flaps were designed on the basis of anatomical distribution of the dorsal carpal branch of ulnar artery. The proximally pedicled flaps enclosed palmar finger, and the distally pedided flaps enclosed dorsal finger. The size of flaps ranged from 10 cm × 3 cm to 16 cm × 3 cm. The donor sites were sutured directly. After 3 weeks, the pedicle was cut. Results Light yellow secretion and eczema on the flap were observed in 1 case at 3 days, were cured after 2 weeks of dressing change; other flaps survived and healing of incisions by first intention was achieved. The incisions at donor sites healed by first intention. The secondary plastic operation was performed in 2 cases because of bulky flaps at 3 months after operation. Eleven patients were followed up postoperatively 6-12 months (8 months on average). The texture and appearance of all the flaps were satisfactory.The two-point discrimination was 12-20 mm with satisfactory recovery of finger function at 6 months

  20. Decision Making in Double-Pedicled DIEP and SIEA Abdominal Free Flap Breast Reconstructions: An Algorithmic Approach and Comprehensive Classification

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    Malata, Charles M.; Nicholas Grant Rabey

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    Introduction The deep inferior epigastric artery perforator free flap is the gold standard for autologous breast reconstruction. However, using a single vascular pedicle may not yield sufficient tissue in patients with midline scars or insufficient lower abdominal pannus. Double-pedicled free flaps overcome this problem using different vascular arrangements to harvest the entire lower abdominal flap. The literature is, however, sparse regarding technique selection. We therefore reviewed ou...

  1. Radial forearm free flap morbidity: A rare case of a normal preoperative arteriogram and acute intraoperative hand ischemia

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    Bruner, Terrence W.; Hanasono, Matthew M.; Skoracki, Roman J

    2011-01-01

    The radial forearm free flap is ideal for reconstructive microsurgery due to its thin, pliable fasciocutaneous tissue, reliable anatomy and ease and simplicity of flap elevation. However, one of the major complications is hand ischemia due to sacrifice of the radial artery, although it is a rare occurrence. A case involving a 73-year-old man who developed intraoperative hand ischemia after elevation of a radial forearm free flap is presented.

  2. Reconstruction of an emergency thoracotomy wound with free rectus abdominis flap: Anatomic and radiologic basis for the surgical technique.

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    Gilman, Kaitlyn; Ipaktchi, Kyros; Moore, Ernest E; Barnett, Carlton; Gurunluoglu, Raffi

    2010-05-07

    An alcoholic 50-year-old male patient with a history of schizophrenia sustained stab wounds into both ventricles and left lung, and survived following an emergency department thoracotomy. The EDT wound, however became infected requiring serial debridements of soft tissue, rib cartilage and sternum. Regional flap options such as pectoralis major and latissimus dorsi muscle flaps could not be employed due to inadequate reach of these flaps. Additionally, bilateral transection of the internal mammary arteries during emergency thoracotomy eliminated the use of rectus abdominis muscles as pedicled flaps based on the superior epigastric vasculature. Therefore, the EDT wound was reconstructed by using the right rectus abdominis muscle as a free flap. The deep inferior epigastric vessels of the flap were anastomosed to the right internal mammary vessels proximal to their transection level in the third-forth intercostal space. The flap healed with no further wound complications.

  3. Coverage of clavicular area by a pectoralis minor pedicle flap: anatomical study and description of three clinical cases.

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    Bourdais, Ludovic; Bellier-Waast, Frederique; Perrot, Pierre; Delpierre, Jean; Pannier, Michel; Duteille, Franck

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    As the data in the literature concerning the vascularization of the pectoralis minor were conflicting, we conducted a new anatomic study on cadavers preliminary to clinical application of a pedicle flap for clavicular coverage in 3 patients. Twenty flaps were dissected, yielding numerous anatomic variations. In all cases, the principal arteries penetrated the muscle in its upper part, either posteriorly or posterolaterally. This anatomic study justified the use of the pectoralis minor as a pedicle flap, with turnover just below the coracoid process. Accordingly, 3 cases of clavicular defects were treated successfully. Reports in the literature propose an adipofascial turnover flap or a pectoralis major flap for clavicular coverage. The pectoralis minor pedicle flap is easy to dissect and reproducible, involving minor esthetic sequelae and no functional complications. This flap, which has never been described in this application, would appear to be suitable for first-line treatment in this indication.

  4. Reconstruction of an emergency thoracotomy wound with free rectus abdominis flap: Anatomic and radiologic basis for the surgical technique

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    Barnett Carlton

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract An alcoholic 50-year-old male patient with a history of schizophrenia sustained stab wounds into both ventricles and left lung, and survived following an emergency department thoracotomy. The EDT wound, however became infected requiring serial debridements of soft tissue, rib cartilage and sternum. Regional flap options such as pectoralis major and latissimus dorsi muscle flaps could not be employed due to inadequate reach of these flaps. Additionally, bilateral transection of the internal mammary arteries during emergency thoracotomy eliminated the use of rectus abdominis muscles as pedicled flaps based on the superior epigastric vasculature. Therefore, the EDT wound was reconstructed by using the right rectus abdominis muscle as a free flap. The deep inferior epigastric vessels of the flap were anastomosed to the right internal mammary vessels proximal to their transection level in the third-forth intercostal space. The flap healed with no further wound complications.

  5. Microdissection of distal artery perforator of the medial leg and design of skin flap pedicled with nutrient vessels of the saphenous nerve%小腿内侧远端动脉穿支显微解剖与隐神经营养血管皮瓣设计

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    张发惠; 郑和平; 张国栋

    2007-01-01

    以胫后动脉肌间隙支、内踝前动脉穿支和以踝管区动脉穿支血管蒂的3种隐神经-大隐静脉营养血管远端蒂皮瓣或复合瓣,旋转轴点在内踝平面,适宜小腿远段、踝足部及其远侧的组织缺损修复.%BACKGROUND: The distally based skin flap pedicled with nutrient vessels of saphenous nerve has provided a method with higher achievement ratio to repair the tissue defect of ankle and foot, due to its high rotation point, lacking of distributive characteristics of distally pedicled vessels description for the specific operations, so it is still difficult in clinical application.OBJECTIVE: To investigate the distal artery perforators of medial leg, so as to suggest an anatomical theory for the reasonable design of the distally based compound flap pedicled with nutrient vessels of saphenous nerve-great saphenous vein.DESIGN: A single sample experiment.SETTING: Researching Center of Clinical Anatomy, Military Institute of Orthopaedics, Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Area Command of Chinese PLA.MATERIALS: The experiment was carried out in the Researching Center of Clinical Anatomy, Military Institute of Orthopaedics, Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Area Command of Chinese PLA from May to October, 2004.Thirty-four adult specimens perfused with red emulsion at lateral arteries of upper lower limbs were provided by the Researching Center of Clinical Anatomy, Military Institute of Orthopaedics, Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Area Command of Chinese PLA.METHODS: Specimens of the distal medial legs were dissected with microscope taking the most prominent point of medial malleolus as the pivot point.MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: ① Distal artery perforators of medial leg; ② Distal nutrient vessels of saphenous nerve-great saphenous vein; ③ Blood supply correlation of nutrient vessel with neighboring muscle, bone and skin.RESULTS: ① The distal artery perforators of medial leg derived from 9 main

  6. 带腓动脉的腓浅神经营养血管皮瓣修复前足软组织缺损%Reconstruction of forefoot soft tissue defect with superficial peroneal neurotropphic vascular flap with peroneal artery

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    李俊明; 李艳华; 易先达; 李智浩; 黄贺军; 李道选; 代彭威; 贺喜顺

    2013-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical effect of retrograde transferring of Superficial peroneal nerve nutrition vessel flap for repairing the soft tissue defect of forefoot.Methods From January 2007 to December 2011,twelve patients with soft tissue defect in forefoot were treated with superficial peroneal nerve nutrition vessel flap by retrograde transfer repair.The flap ranged in size from 6 cm × 4 cm to 18 cm × 12 cm.Results Only 1 flap appeared blood stasis and swelling,and the distal end of skin flap became effusion under the epidermis.Considering it may because we sew it up too tight,we removed sort of suture timely.The flap became ruddy and survived.And the others smoothly survived without special handling.Eight patients had our follow-up visit and they were satisfied with the shape of their flaps,the flap was wear-resisting.Five cases get followed-up of the 7 patients which had neural anastomosis surgery,the 2PD was 10-14 mm of the flap.Conclusion With a good shape,this type of flap supplying with plentiful blood,easily chipped,transferred with a strong randomness,is one of the ideal methods to repair the rather large area skin soft tissue defect in the forefoot.%目的 总结带腓动脉的腓浅神经营养血管皮瓣逆行转位修复前足皮肤软组织缺损的临床效果. 方法 2007年1月至2011年12月,应用带腓动脉的腓浅神经营养血管皮瓣逆行转移对12例前足皮肤软组织缺损进行修复,皮瓣切取面积为6cm×4cm~18cm×12cm. 结果 仅1例术后36 h出现皮瓣瘀血肿胀,皮瓣远端出现表皮下积液,与蒂部缝合过紧有关,及时拆除蒂部部分缝线,皮瓣转红润,顺利成活,其余皮瓣均顺利成活.8例得到3个月~3年的随访,皮瓣外形满意,耐磨.吻合神经的7例中有5例得到随访,皮瓣两点辨别觉在10 ~ 14 mm. 结论 带腓动脉的腓浅神经营养血管皮瓣血供丰富,切取简便,随意转移性强,外观好,是修复前足较大面积皮肤软组织缺损理想的方法之一.

  7. Comparison of venous drainage in flow-through and conventional dorsalis pedis flaps for repair of dorsal foot defects.

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    Zhao, Ping; Li, Sen

    2015-01-01

    Inadequate venous drainage can lead to congestion and necrosis of flaps used in the repair of defects, thereby elevating the risk of flap failure. In this study, we sought to test the hypothesis that the venous drainage was better in flow-through flaps than in conventional dorsalis pedis free flaps used in the repair of dorsal foot defects. In this retrospective study, we investigated the data of 14 patients who underwent repair with flow-through flaps (n = 7) or conventional flaps (n = 7) for dorsal foot defects, between January 2007 and December 2013. The defects ranged from 6.2 × 11 cm to 9.5 × 16 cm in size. The donor sites were resurfaced using full-thickness free-skin grafts, and after transfer, the flaps were evaluated for postoperative congestion, surviving area, and sensory function. The results showed that the operative time was significantly longer for flow-through flaps than for conventional flaps (6.4 ± 1.7 h vs. 4.3 ± 1.2 h, P = 0.020), mainly due to additional dissection of the first dorsal metatarsal artery required in the case of the former. Necrosis was observed in the case of 4 conventional flaps, but not in the case of flow-through flaps. The flow-through flaps showed significantly lower incidence of congestion and higher survival area proportion than the conventional flaps (P dorsalis pedis flaps have the advantages of lower incidence of necrosis and congestion and better survival over the conventional flaps in the repair of dorsal foot defects, and absence of additional morbidities, but required a longer operative time than conventional flaps.

  8. Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery

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    Breast reconstruction with flap surgery Overview By Mayo Clinic Staff Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that restores shape to ... breast tissue to treat or prevent breast cancer. Breast reconstruction with flap surgery is a type of breast ...

  9. Anatomical features and clinical application of compound flap pedicled with arterial arch of palpebral margin%以睑缘动脉弓为蒂的睑缘复合组织瓣的解剖学及临床应用

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    赵天兰; 程新德; 熊绍虎; 谢晓明; 余道江

    2008-01-01

    目的 通过对眼睑血供解剖的详细观测,为应用以睑缘动脉弓为蒂的睑缘复合组织瓣修复眼睑缺损提供解剖学依据,并证明该方法是一种修复睑缘全层缺损的理想方法.方法 对15具尸体30侧眼睑进行解剖学观测,重点研究睑缘动脉弓的血供来源、走行分布、外径及吻合情况.对30例临床病例进行回顾性总结,评价本术式的治疗效果.结果 眼睑由内向外可分为皮肤、皮下组织、肌肉层、睑板层、结膜层5层.眼睑内的大部分血管互相吻合,血液循环丰富.鼻背动脉的分支和泪腺动脉的分支共同组成睑缘动脉弓和周边动脉弓,共同营养睑板前后的组织.临床30例睑缘复合组织瓣全部成活,伤口Ⅰ期愈合,无明显继发畸形,外形满意.结论 以睑缘动脉弓为蒂的睑缘复合组织瓣血供可靠,用于睑缘全层缺损的修复为同类组织修复,是一种理想并且效果满意的修复睑缘缺损的方式.%Objective To explore the anatomical basis for clinical application of the compound flap pedicled with arterial arch of palpebral margin by observing eyelid blood supply and anatomical structure and to prove that it is an ideal method of repairing the eyelid defect for clinical application. Methods 15 adult cadavers (30 eyelids) were dissected. The origin, course, branches, diameters and vessel networks of palpebral margin arterial arch were observed particularly. 30 cases of eyelid marginal defect were reviewed and the therapeutic effect of this method evaluated. Results Eyelid was constituted by 5 layers: skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscle, tarsal plate and conjunctival layers. Most eyelid vessels were mutually anastomosed to form a constant vessel network. Palpebral margin arterial arch and peripheral arterial arch were formed by dorsal nasal artery branches and lacrimal artery branches, both of which nourished the eyelid tissue. All the compound flaps of 30 cases survived completely without

  10. OSTEOSYNTHESIS OF THE METACARPAL BONE WITH BIOABSORBABLE MATERIALS: A CASE REPORTS

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    Ernest Novak

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Background. Recent advances in biomaterial technology make it possible to produce easy-to-handle implants for osteosynthesis with ultra-high strenght and excellent biocompatibility. Biomechanical studies have shown that fixation rigidity achieved with self-reinforced (SR pins, screws and miniplates is comparable with that of metallic fixation methods. Internal fixation by means of bioabsorbable plates, screws, and pins can be used to stabilize some fractures of small bones in the hand.We report our experience with three cases where internal fixation with a SR (poly-L/DL-lactide 70/30; SR-P (L/DL LA 70/30, BioSorbTMFX miniplates and screws was carried out for stabilization of a metacarpal shaft fracture and thumb replantation.Conclusions. After bone healing is complete, metallic osteosynthesis devices become unnecessary or can even be harmful. Metallic implant-related long-term complications and secondary removal operation are avoided by using of bioabsorbable osteosynthesis devices for metacarpal bones osteosynthesis.

  11. [PELVIC FLOOR RECONSTRUCTION AFTER PELVIC EVISCERATION USING GRACILIS MUSCULOCUTANEOUS FLAP].

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    Pavlov, V N; Bakirov, A A; Kabirov, I R; Izmajlov, A A; Kutlijarov, L M; Safiullin, R L; Urmancev, M F; Sultanov, I M; Abdrahimov, R V

    2015-01-01

    Evisceration of the pelvic organs (EPO) is a fairly uncommon surgical treatment that removes all organs from a patient's pelvic cavity. We use gracilis musculocutaneous flap to repair pelvic floor after EPO. Over the period from November 2013 to December 2014 we carried out EPO with reconstructive repair of the pelvic floor with gracilis musculocutaneous flap in 10 patients with locally advanced pelvic tumors. We describe the surgical procedure and surgical outcomes in these patients. Mean age of the patients was 55 years. Mean duration of EPO with the pelvic floor repair was 285 min., mean blood loss--595 mL and the average length of hospital stay--19 days. Gracilis musculocutaneous flap has a sufficient arterial supply and mobility for pelvic floor reconstruction. Necrosis of flap's distal edge occurred in one of the 10 clinical cases, while the remaining flaps were fully preserved. Complete healing of wounds with no signs of weakening of the pelvic floor muscles was observed in all cases. Pelvic floor reconstruction is an essential procedure in order to reduce complications associated with the evisceration of the pelvic organs. The Gracilis musculocutaneous flap is the logical alternative to repair pelvic floor defect. It does not contribute to complications like functional deficiency of the lower limbs, complications of stoma formation or weakening of the muscles of the anterior abdominal wall.

  12. 旋股外侧动脉降支侧支皮瓣修复下肢软组织缺损%CLINICAL RESULTS OF FLAP PEDICLED WITH COLLATERAL BRANCH OF DESCENDING RARUS OF LATERAL CIRCUMFLEX FEMORAL ARTERY FOR REPAIRING LOWER LIMB SOFT TISSUE DEFECTS

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    刘智伟; 余斌; 覃承诃; 罗吉伟; 胡岩君

    2011-01-01

    Objective To investigate the clinical results of the flap pedicled with collateral branch of descending rarus of lateral circumflex femoral artery with digital three-dimensional reconstruction technique for lower limb soft tissue defects. Methods Between March 2009 and January 2010, 7 patients with lower limb soft tissue defects were treated with free flap pedicled with collateral branch of descending rarus of lateral circumflex femoral artery. There were 6 males and 1 female with an age range from 6 to 51 years. They were injured by traffic accident (4 cases), or by object hit from height (3 cases). The locations were foot in 2 cases, ankle in 2 cases, and anterior tibia in 3 cases. The disease duration was 8 hours to 40 days (mean,20 days). All the cases complicated by exposure of tendons or bones. The areas of soft tissue defect ranged from 12 cm × 7 cm to 20 cm × 14 cm. Free flaps were transplanted at 4 to 16 days after symptomatic treatment. Before operation, all the flaps were designed with digital three-dimensional reconstruction technique. The size of flaps ranged from 15 cm × 9 cm to 22 cm × 16 cm.The donor sites were closed directly in all cases. Results All the flaps survived. The wounds and incisions at donor sites healed by first intention. All the patients were followed up 6 to 12 months. The texture, appearance, and function of the flaps were satisfactory, and no complication occurred. All the flaps had protective sensation, which could meet the requirement of the daily life. The function of ankle was satisfactory with normal walk; the extension was 19-22° and the flexion was 30-36°. No obvious scar formed at donor sites. Conclusion The flap pedicled with collateral branch of descending rarus of lateral circumflex femoral artery has reliable blood supply, easy operation, little influence on the donor site, and high success rate with digital three-dimensional reconstruction technique. It is an excellent option for repairing lower limb soft

  13. Early Mobilization after Free-flap Transfer to the Lower Extremities: Preferential Use of Flow-through Anastomosis

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    Shimpei Miyamoto, MD

    2014-03-01

    Conclusions: This study demonstrates that early mobilization after free-flap transfer to the lower extremity is made possible by flow-through anastomosis for both arteries and veins. Flow-through flaps have stable circulation from the acute phase and can tolerate early dangling and ambulation.

  14. Soft tissue augmentation for restoration of facial contour deformities using the free SCIA/SIEA flap.

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    Nasir, Serdar; Aydin, Mustafa Asim; Altuntaş, Selman; Sönmez, Erhan; Safak, Tunç

    2008-01-01

    Reconstruction for facial contour deformities is still a challenging process and treatment for most cases is achieved only by soft tissue augmentation. The use of free tissue transfer offers the advantage of one step vascularized soft tissue augmentation. This article summarized the authors' use of de-epithelialized free superficial circumflex iliac artery/superficial inferior epigastric artery flap for facial contour deformities. Of these patients, two had hemifacial microsomia, one depressed scar, and one had hemifacial progressive atrophy. Stable restoration of the facial contour was achieved in all patients. The advantages of this flap are numerous. Two surgical teams may work at the same time for flap harvesting and recipient area preparation. A wide flap may be planned for large contour deformity to achieve one single stage augmentation. Pedicle course of this flap allows primary de-fating without disturbing distal flap circulation when in need of a thin flap for mild contour deformity. Donor site may be closed with bikini (abdominoplasty) incision, which has excellent esthetic outcome compared to other flaps.

  15. An Innovative Solution to Complex Inguinal Defect: Deepithelialized SIEA Flap With Mini Abdominoplasty

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    Daggett, Justin; Harrington, Michael; Dayicioglu, Deniz

    2017-01-01

    Introduction: We describe a novel technique of contralateral pedicled deepithelialized superficial inferior epigastric artery flaps, followed by abdominal advancement coverage, as an alternative treatment of radiated complicated inguinal or lower abdominal defects, avoiding the donor-site defect typically seen with other methods of coverage. Methods: Two male patients with histories of liposarcoma after excision and radiation to one side of lower abdomen/inguinal area presented with complicated wounds that were reconstructed with this technique. Results: Successful obliteration of dead space and wound closure were achieved with the combination of a superficial inferior epigastric artery flap with an abdominal advancement flap. In each case, patients went on to heal uneventfully without need for any secondary procedures. Discussion: The use of a superficial inferior epigastric artery flap for lower abdomen/groin defect closure is an option as an alternative to rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap and anterolateral thigh flaps and should be considered in patients with vascular anatomy conducive for this muscle-sparing procedure. Conclusions: A second layer-overlay coverage with an abdominal advancement flap creates a more durable repair in the complicated radiated wound and a well-concealed abdominoplasty scar.

  16. Using propensity score analysis to compare major complications between DIEP and free muscle-sparing TRAM flap breast reconstructions

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    Zhong, Toni; Novak, Christine B.; Bagher, Shaghayegh; Maass, Saskia W. M. C.; Zhang, Jing; Arad, Udi; O'Neill, Anne C.; Metcalfe, Kelly A.; Hofer, Stefan O. P.

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Previous studies comparing muscle-sparing transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) versus deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) free flaps have not considered procedure selection bias. Propensity score analysis provides a statistical approach to consider preoperative f

  17. Sensorineural deafness, hypospadias, and synostosis of metacarpals and metatarsals 4 and 5: a previously apparently undescribed MCA/MR syndrome.

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    Pfeiffer, R A; Kapferer, L

    1988-09-01

    We report on a young man with a syndrome of mental retardation, abnormalities of the brain, sensorineural deafness, hypospadias, bilateral synostosis of the 4th and 5th metacarpals and metatarsals, and abnormal dermatoglyphics. This appears to be a previously undescribed MCA/MR syndrome.

  18. Reverse island flap with dorsal branch of the proper palmar digital artery for repair of distal finger skin defect in 60 cases%指掌侧固有动脉背侧支逆行岛状皮瓣修复手指远端皮肤缺损60例

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    郑晓东; 黄辉强; 陈锦涛; 张沛钠; 张先强; 吴喜钦

    2016-01-01

    目的 报道指掌侧固有动脉背侧支逆行岛状皮瓣修复手指远端皮肤缺损的临床疗效. 方法 自2011年1月至2015年1月,应用指掌侧固有动脉背侧支逆行岛状皮瓣修复手指远端皮肤缺损60例60指.其中示指30指,中指15指,环指10指,小指5指.切取皮瓣面积1.2cm×1.7cm~3.2cm×3.6cm,皮瓣内携带指同有神经背侧支与创面指神经断端进行显微修复,重建皮肤的感觉.供区取腕部或上臂内侧远端全厚植皮.采用英国医学研究会对感觉评定标准对感觉恢复进行评定. 结果 本组60例60指,皮瓣全部成活.12指皮瓣出现张力性水泡,经拆线后,皮瓣顺利成活.随访根据中华医学会手外科学会上肢部分功能评定试用标准TAM法评定:优50指,良10指,优良率100%;48指皮瓣感觉恢复至S4级,12指恢复至S3级;两点辨别觉5~8mm,平均6.5 mm;患者远、近指间关节平均活动度恢复优良.皮瓣肤色红润,质地柔软,无臃肿,无色素沉着,无畏寒表现,无瘢痕增生及挛缩,皮肤痛觉无过敏及再次手术. 结论 此皮瓣对于手指远端皮肤缺损修复是一种简单易行、不损伤主要动脉及神经、感觉恢复良好、术后并发症少、皮瓣成活优良的方法,值得基层医院推广.%Objective To explore the clinical effect of dorsal digital artery reverse island flap in the repair of distal finger skin defect.Methods From January,2011 to January,2015,60 fingers of 60 cases with dorsal branch of the digital artery were used to repair the defect of the distal finger skin.The 30 refers to the index finger,middle finger 15 fingers,10 ring fingers and 5 little fingers.Harvested area of 1.2 cm ×1.7 cm to 3.2 cm × 3.6 cm,the wrist or distal medial arm full thickness skin graft donor site.Evaluation of sensory recovery by the British Medical Research Association.Results All flaps survived.Twelve finger flap tension blisters,and the flaps survived after the stitches.Follow-up of 60 cases

  19. Outcomes of Take-Back Operations in Breast Reconstruction with Free Lower Abdominal Flaps

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    Ji Hong Yim

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available BackgroundMicrovascular complications after free-flap breast reconstructions are potentially devastating problems that can increase patient morbidity and lead to flap loss. To date, no comprehensive study has examined the rates of salvage and the methods of microvascular revision in breast reconstruction. We reviewed the treatment of microvascular complications of free-flap breast reconstruction procedures over a seven-year period.MethodsA retrospective review of all patients who underwent microvascular breast reconstruction at our institution between April 2006 and December 2013 was conducted. Based on their surgical records, all patients who required emergency re-exploration were identified, the rate of flap salvage was determined, the factors associated with flap salvage were evaluated, and the causes and methods of revision were reviewed.ResultsDuring the review period, 605 breast reconstruction procedures with a free lower abdominal flap were performed. Seventeen of these flaps were compromised by microvascular complications, and three flaps were lost. The overall salvage rate was 82.35%. No significant differences between the salvaged group and the failed group were observed with regard to age, BMI, axillary dissection, number of anastomotic arteries and veins, recipient vessel types, or use of the superficial inferior epigastric vein in the revision operation. Successful salvage of the flap was associated with a shorter time period between recognizing the signs of flap compromise and the take-back operation.ConclusionsThe salvage rate of compromised lower abdominal flaps was high enough to warrant attempting re-exploration. Immediate intervention after the onset of flap compromise signs is as important as vigilant postoperative monitoring.

  20. The transverse musculo-cutaneous gracilis flap for breast reconstruction: How to avoid complications.

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    Bodin, Frédéric; Dissaux, Caroline; Dupret-Bories, Agnes; Schohn, Thomas; Fiquet, Caroline; Bruant-Rodier, Catherine

    2016-01-01

    The transverse musculocutaneous gracilis (TMG) flap has become a common solution for breast reconstruction. However, the safe skin paddle limits are not yet understood. In this study, we attempted to address this issue based on our experiences with inferior and posterior skin paddle extension. Forty-four breast reconstructions with TMG flaps performed between November 2010 and January 2014 were analyzed retrospectively. For the first 20 cases, the flap skin paddle was extended 3 cm posteriorly to the middle thigh (group 1). For the next 20 flaps (group 2), the posterior tip was limited to this line, whereas more fat was recruited inferiorly. In the four cases of group 3, the skin flap was extended posteriorly with a second vascular pedicle from the profunda artery perforator (PAP) flap. The weights and the dimensions of the flaps, operating durations, and postoperative complications of the entire series were analyzed. Groups 1 and 2 were statistically compared. Flap complications were statistically more frequent in group 1 compared with group 2 (45 vs. 0%, P = 0.0012); 40% posterior flap tip necrosis was observed in group 1. Conversely, donor site complications were statistically more frequent in group 2 than in group 1 (40 vs. 5%, P = 0.019) with 35% inner thigh dehiscence. In the TMG with extended PAP flap group, the operating duration was 77 min longer compared with the rest of the series with no donor site complications. In one case, limited necrosis occurred at the anterior skin tip. Harvesting the posterior portion of the TMG up to the middle of the posterior thigh may lead to partial flap necrosis. Extending subcutaneous fat removal under the inferior skin incision may increase the risk of donor site complications. Adding a second vascular pedicle from the PAP flap may improve posterior TMG tip perfusion at the expense of a longer operation. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  1. Distal run-off vessel of descending branch of lateral femoral circumflex artery used for reconstruction of extremity defects with free anterolateral thigh flap%旋股外动脉降支远端血管在股前外侧游离皮瓣修复四肢创面中的应用

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    何晓清; 朱跃良; 徐永清; 梅良斌; 王毅; 范新宇; 董凯旋

    2015-01-01

    目的 探讨旋股外动脉降支远端血管在股前外侧游离皮瓣修复四肢创面中的应用价值.方法 回顾性分析2009年3月至2013年6月采用带旋股外动脉降支远端血管的股前外侧游离皮瓣修复的14例四肢组织缺损患者资料,男13例,女1例;平均年龄为34.6岁(8~ 57岁).组织缺损部位:足踝部8例,小腿部3例,手部3例.创面缺损面积为5.5cm×4.5cm~25.0cm×14.0 cm.降支远端血管以Flow-through皮瓣方式同时完成血管重建和创面覆盖4例,以Flow-through皮瓣方式保留受区血管连续性6例,以重组嵌合皮瓣方式串联第2足趾同时完成创面覆盖与食指再造1例,以串联横支穿支皮瓣完成足背大创面修复1例,术后血管危象探查中降支远端血管以备用血管发挥作用2例. 结果 14例患者降支远端血管的分离时间为3~7 min,平均4.6 min.降支远端血管平均长度为3.8 cm(1.5 ~6.0 cm).所有患者均未因降支远端血管的切取而出现相关并发症.14例患者术后获2~18个月(平均6.4个月)随访.所有患者皮瓣均完全成活,随访过程中无感染、坏死发生,质地、色泽均良好.8例足踝部缺损及3例小腿部缺损患者均恢复行走功能,足远端血供良好.3例手部缺损患者功能恢复良好. 结论 在股前外侧游离皮瓣修复四肢创面中旋股外动脉降支远端血管分离容易,切取后对供区无额外损伤,且可以根据不同手术目的保留适当长度,以Flow-through皮瓣、重组嵌合皮瓣及备用血管等方式发挥重要作用.%Objective To explore the value of the distal run-off vessel of the descending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery in reconstruction of extremity defects with free anterolateral thigh flap.Methods From March 2009 to June 2013,14 patients with extremity defects were repaired with free anterolateral thigh flap that carried the distal run-off vessel of the descending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery

  2. The iliac periosteal flap with ascending branch of lateral femoral circumflex artery for the treatment of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease%带旋股外侧动脉升支髂骨骨膜瓣植入治疗儿童股骨头缺血性坏死

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    傅维民; 赵德伟; 王本杰; 马志杰; 王建川

    2015-01-01

    目的 探讨应用带旋股外侧动脉升支髂骨骨膜瓣植入治疗儿童股骨头缺血性坏死的临床效果及意义. 方法 分析自2008年1月至2012年5月在我院应用带旋股外侧动脉升支髂骨骨膜瓣植入治疗的18例患者资料.随访时间24~60个月,平均38个月,随访时间截止2014年5月.随访时行X线片检查并进行临床体格检查,Harris评分系统评估手术效果. 结果 X线见16例患者术后骨膜瓣愈合良好,骨骺高度逐渐恢复,股骨头变圆.2例股骨头出现变扁、塌陷.Mose法结合X线所得结果优良率为88.9%.Harris评分从术前平均(72.3±4.9)分提高到术后平均(91.3±2.4)分,两者比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05). 结论 应用带旋股外侧动脉升支髂骨骨膜瓣植入是儿童股骨头缺血性坏死的一种有效治疗方法.%Objective To investigate the clinical effect of the iliac periosteal flap with ascending branch of lateral femoral circumflex artery for the treatment of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease.Methods Followed-up 18 patients with Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease who had undergone the treatment of iliac periosteal flap with ascending branch of lateral femoral circumflex artery from January,2008 to May,2012 in our hospital.Minimum follow-up time was from 24 to 60 months,and the average time was 38 months.The followed-up period ended in May,2014.Assessed the effect of surgery by X-ray,clinical examination and Harris scoring system.Results Sixteen patients had good healing with iliac periosteal flap according to X-ray show.Their epiphyseal height recovered and the femoral head rounded gradually.Two cases became flat and collapse.The result of excellent and good rate was 88.9% by Mose method combined with the results of X-ray.The average Harris hip score improved from 72.3 ± 4.9 points preoperatively to 91.3 ± 2.4 points postoperatively.The difference of the result was statistically significant (P < 0.05).Conclusion The transfer of iliac periosteal

  3. 胸背动脉穿支扩张皮瓣游离移植修复面颈部大面积瘢痕的临床研究%Clinical study of expansion of thoracic dorsal artery perforators flap transplantation in repairing large scar in faciocervical region

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    吴丹凤

    2015-01-01

    Objective To explore the clinical effect of expansion of thoracic dorsal artery perforators flap transplanta-tion in repairing large scar in faciocervical region. Methods 46 patients with large scar in faciocervical region from October 2010 to October 2014 of our hospital were selected.Patients were divided into two groups according to random number table.23 patients in control group were given shift of the upper arm medial expansion flap repair,23 patients in observation group were given expansion of thoracic dorsal artery perforators flap transplantation.Repair effects between two groups were compared. Results In observation group,the recovery of cervical chin angle range was (87.96±11.02)o, postoperative neck angle was(41.20±5.27)o,postoperative neck left angle was(44.28±1.06)o and postoperative neck right angle was(44.31±1.15)o,which were significantly more than that were respectively(74.63±10.19)o,(37.46±3.98)o,(40.03±0.87)oand (40.12±0.79)oin control group.The incidence rate of complications was 4.3% in observation group,significant lower than 26.1%in control group and the difference was statistics significance(P<0.05). Conclusion Expansion of tho-racic dorsal artery perforators flap transplantation in repairing large scar in faciocervical region has better effect and less complications,which is easily accepted by patients.%目的:探讨胸背动脉穿支扩张皮瓣游离移植修复面颈部大面积瘢痕的临床效果。方法选择本院2010年10月~2014年10月诊治的面颈部大面积瘢痕患者46例,采用随机数字表法分为两组,23例患者采用上臂内侧扩张皮瓣移位修复为对照组,23例患者采用胸背动脉穿支扩张皮瓣游离移植修复为观察组,比较两组患者的修复效果。结果观察组患者术后颈颏角恢复范围(87.96±11.02)º、术后颈后伸角度(41.20±5.27)º、术后颈左偏角度(44.28±1.06)º、术后颈右偏角度(44.31±1.15)º均明显大于对照组的(74.63±10.19)º

  4. DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction Using 3-dimensional Surface Imaging and a Printed Mold

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    Koichi Tomita, MD, PhD

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Summary: Recent advances in 3-dimensional (3D surface imaging technologies allow for digital quantification of complex breast tissue. We performed 11 unilateral breast reconstructions with deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP flaps (5 immediate, 6 delayed using 3D surface imaging for easier surgery planning and 3D-printed molds for shaping the breast neoparenchyma. A single- or double-pedicle flap was preoperatively planned according to the estimated tissue volume required and estimated total flap volume. The DIEP flap was then intraoperatively shaped with a 3D-printed mold that was based on a horizontally inverted shape of the contralateral breast. Cosmetic outcomes were assessed as satisfactory, as confirmed by the postoperative 3D measurements of bilateral breasts. We believe that DIEP flap reconstruction assisted with 3D surface imaging and a 3D-printed mold is a simple and quick method for rebuilding a symmetric breast.

  5. Infraareolar pectoralis major myocutaneous island flap as treatment of first choice for deep sternal wound infection.

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    Simunovic, Filip; Koulaxouzidis, Georgios; Stark, G Bjoern; Torio-Padron, Nestor

    2013-02-01

    Deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) is a grave complication of median sternotomy, associated with high morbidity, mortality and escalating treatment costs. There is general consensus that optimal treatment comprises radical debridement followed by coverage with a vascularised flap. However, there is ongoing debate regarding the ideal operative procedure. We present our experience with the infraareolar pectoralis major island myocutaneous flap (PEC-MI flap) as treatment of first choice in DSWI. Following a retrospective chart review, data pertaining to patient demographics, type of cardiac surgery performed, prevalence of known DSWI risk factors, identified pathogens, duration of surgery, flap-related complications, duration of hospital stay and antibiotic therapy, as well as mortality were noted. Additionally, we describe the operative technique and review the relevant literature. Twenty-five patients underwent coverage with the PEC-MI flap in our department. The average age was 69.2 years. Nineteen patients underwent coronary artery bypass surgery, 10 valve replacement, two aortic replacement surgery and one pericardiectomy. In six cases, no internal mammary artery was used in cardiac surgery, in 11 cases one and in seven cases both internal mammary arteries were used. The average duration of surgery was 154.2 min and the average hospital stay was 28.4 days. Complications which required revision surgery were haematoma in three cases, one wound dehiscence and one recurrent infection. Two cases required coverage with an additional regional flap. The PEC-MI flap has been used as flap of first choice in our clinic for treatment of DSWI. It is sufficient to raise the flap unilaterally, and it does not require skin grafting. The combination of immunocompetent bulky muscle tissue used to obliterate the sternal cavity and the large skin paddle enabling a low-tension skin closure allows reliable and efficient treatment of this severe complication.

  6. Video Capture of Perforator Flap Harvesting Procedure with a Full High-definition Wearable Camera.

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    Miyamoto, Shimpei

    2016-06-01

    Recent advances in wearable recording technology have enabled high-quality video recording of several surgical procedures from the surgeon's perspective. However, the available wearable cameras are not optimal for recording the harvesting of perforator flaps because they are too heavy and cannot be attached to the surgical loupe. The Ecous is a small high-resolution camera that was specially developed for recording loupe magnification surgery. This study investigated the use of the Ecous for recording perforator flap harvesting procedures. The Ecous SC MiCron is a high-resolution camera that can be mounted directly on the surgical loupe. The camera is light (30 g) and measures only 28 × 32 × 60 mm. We recorded 23 perforator flap harvesting procedures with the Ecous connected to a laptop through a USB cable. The elevated flaps included 9 deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flaps, 7 thoracodorsal artery perforator flaps, 4 anterolateral thigh flaps, and 3 superficial inferior epigastric artery flaps. All procedures were recorded with no equipment failure. The Ecous recorded the technical details of the perforator dissection at a high-resolution level. The surgeon did not feel any extra stress or interference when wearing the Ecous. The Ecous is an ideal camera for recording perforator flap harvesting procedures. It fits onto the surgical loupe perfectly without creating additional stress on the surgeon. High-quality video from the surgeon's perspective makes accurate documentation of the procedures possible, thereby enhancing surgical education and allowing critical self-reflection.

  7. Experience with peroneus brevis muscle flaps for reconstruction of distal leg and ankle defects

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    Babu Bajantri

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Peroneus brevis is a muscle in the leg which is expendable without much functional deficit. The objective of this study was to find out its usefulness in coverage of the defects of the lower leg and ankle. Patients and Methods: A retrospective analysis of the use of 39 pedicled peroneus brevis muscle flaps used for coverage of defects of the lower leg and ankle between November 2010 and December 2012 was carried out. The flaps were proximally based for defects of the lower third of the leg in 12 patients and distally based for reconstruction of defects of the ankle in 26 patients, with one patient having flaps on both ankles. Results: Partial flap loss in critical areas was found in four patients requiring further flap cover and in non-critical areas in two patients, which were managed with a skin graft. Three of the four critical losses occurred when we used it for covering defects over the medial malleolus. There was no complete flap loss in any of the patients. Conclusion: This flap has a unique vascular pattern and fails to fit into the classification of the vasculature of muscles by Mathes and Nahai. The unusual feature is an axial vessel system running down the deep aspect of the muscle and linking the perforators from the peroneal artery and anterior tibial artery, which allows it to be raised proximally or distally on a single perforator. The flap is simple to raise and safe for the reconstruction of small-to moderate-sized skin defects of the distal third of the tibia and all parts of the ankle except the medial malleolus, which is too far from the pedicle of the distally based flap. The donor site can be closed primarily to provide a linear scar. The muscle flap thins with time to provide a good result aesthetically at the primary defect.

  8. No-drain DIEP Flap Donor-site Closure Using Barbed Progressive Tension Sutures

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    Nagarkar, Purushottam; Lakhiani, Chrisovalantis; Cheng, Angela; Lee, Michael; Teotia, Sumeet; Saint-Cyr, Michel

    2016-01-01

    Background: The use of progressive tension sutures has been shown to be comparable to the use of abdominal drains in abdominoplasty. However, the use of barbed progressive tension sutures (B-PTSs) in deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap donor-site closure has not been investigated. Methods: A retrospective chart review was performed on patients with DIEP flap reconstruction in a 3-year period at 2 institutions by 2 surgeons. Patients were compared by method of DIEP donor-sit...

  9. Systemic Nicardipine as an Adjunct to Combat Vasospasm after Prior Flap Failure

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    Brett F. Michelotti, MD

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Summary: Unrecognized or untreated vasospasm in microsurgery can lead to flap hypoperfusion and failure. Numerous strategies have been explored for their efficacy in potentiating vasodilation. We present a case of unrecognized vasospasm leading to flap failure followed by a second free flap reconstruction in which severe vasospasm was treated with systemic nicardipine used as an adjunct to other more commonly employed antispasmodics. Although the literature investigating the use of systemic calcium channel blockade in microsurgery is limited, it should be considered an alternative when addressing arterial vasospasm.

  10. Distally Based Iliotibial Band Flap: Anatomic Study with Surgical Considerations.

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    Wong, Victor W; Higgins, James P

    2016-09-01

    Background Reconstruction of high-risk fascia, tendon, or ligament defects may benefit from vascularized tissue. The iliotibial band (ITB), a thick fibrous tract of connective tissue, serves as a potential donor site for free tissue transfer but its blood supply has not been thoroughly investigated. The aim of this anatomical study was to investigate the vascular supply to the distal ITB and its role as a free fascial flap. Methods We dissected 16 fresh-frozen cadaveric legs and injected latex into the superolateral geniculate artery (SLGA). A distal ITB fascial flap was designed and measurements were taken for flap dimensions, pedicle length and size, and SLGA perfusion territory. Results The SLGA perfused 11.5 ± 2.3 cm of distal ITB (proximal to the lateral femoral epicondyle) and provided 6.4 ± 0.7cm of pedicle length to the ITB flap. Conclusions Chimeric options to include bone (from the lateral femoral condyle), cartilage (from the lateral femoral trochlea), muscle (from vastus lateralis or biceps femoris), and skin are possible. Surgical harvest techniques are proposed, including preservation of ITB insertions to minimize lateral knee instability. Clinical validation is needed to determine the role of the distal ITB free fascial flap in reconstructive microsurgery.

  11. Bipaddle radial forearm flap for head and neck reconstruction.

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    Zhang, Yi Xin; Xi, Wenjing; Lazzeri, Davide; Zhou, Xiao; Li, Zan; Nicoli, Fabio; Zenn, Michael R; Torresetti, Matteo; Grassetti, Luca; Spinelli, Giuseppe

    2015-03-01

    Although the radial forearm free flap has become a workhorse flap in head and neck reconstruction, the skin grafting of the donor is the main drawback resulting in an unacceptable contour deformity and an unsightly appearance. Several technical modifications have been therefore applied to the radial forearm (RF) flap marking, elevation, and inset to overcome this major shortcoming. In this article, we report our clinical series with the bipaddle RF flap. The authors described their 11 cases of head and neck oncologic reconstruction with the bipaddle RF flap. The skin island is designed longer and narrower and split into 2 separate skin paddles each nourished by a proximal and a distal independent perforators raising from the radial artery so that the donor site could be closed directly. The narrow design of the skin paddle and the subsequent splitting in its 2 components applying the "perforator-pedicle propeller flap method" allow for the changing of the flap shape according to the shape of the recipient site defect. From 2007 to 2013, the bipaddle RF flap method was used in 11 patients to restore head and neck defects following cancer ablation. The mean age of the patients was 43 years, ranging from 31 to 50 years. The location of the defects was the tongue (n = 7) and the intraoral region (n = 4). The defect sizes varied from 4 × 5 cm to 5 × 6 cm, and the flap maximum width was 3 cm with mean area of 26.4 cm. The healing was uneventful in all patients with excellent cosmetic and functional results of both donor site and recipient site after 20 months of mean follow-up. The bipaddle RF free flap is a reliable and versatile option for the reconstruction of a wide range of soft tissue defects of head and neck region. This method allows for a customized resurfacing of the defect because of its large variability in shape and size. The harvesting site is closed primarily, and a second donor site for skin graft is avoided.Clinical Question, Level of Evidence

  12. Intraoperative esophageal Doppler hemodynamic monitoring in free perforator flap surgery.

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    Figus, Andrea; Wade, Ryckie G; Oakey, Stephen; Ramakrishnan, Venkat V

    2013-03-01

    Goal-directed fluid therapy optimizes cardiac output and flap perfusion during anesthesia. Intraoperative esophageal Doppler (ED) monitoring has been reported as more accurate and reliable, demonstrating improved surgical outcomes compared with central venous pressure and arterial catheter monitoring. A prospective study of patients undergoing free perforator (deep inferior epigastric artery perforator/anterolateral thigh) flap surgery with intraoperative ED monitoring (51 patients) or central venous pressure monitoring (53 patients) was undertaken. Fluid input included crystalloids, colloids, or blood products. Fluid output included urine, blood, or suctioned fluid. Postoperative fluid balance was calculated as fluid input - output. Fluid input between groups was not different. Fluid output was greater in the ED group (P = 0.008). The ED group showed less fluid balance (P = 0.023), less anesthetic time (P = 0.001), less hospital stay (mean 1.9 days; P = 0.147), less monitoring and flap complications (P = 0.062). ED monitoring demonstrated no monitoring complications, provides a favorable postoperative fluid balance, and may reduce flap complications and hospital stay.

  13. The Gradual Expansion Muscle Flap

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    2014-01-01

    defects can usu- ally be obtained with a rotational flap , larger size defects commonly require free tissue transfer. A number of techni- ques have...feasible.21,22 Because limb salvage situations occur in which rota- tional muscle coverage is inadequate and free flap coverage is less desirable, we...larger defects which previously would have required free tissue transfer. Surgical Technique The GEM flap for large soft tissue defects of the leg requires

  14. Sliding flap tracheoplasty.

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    Gates, G A; Tucker, J A

    1989-12-01

    The optimal method for surgical management of subglottic stenosis is based upon careful assessment of the location, caliber, length, and maturity of the stenotic segment, as well as associated conditions. For patients with a mature stenosis of short length, excision of the anterior arch of the cricoid and first ring and immediate reconstruction by means of a sliding flap of the next two to three rings of trachea offer a one-stage definitive treatment without the need for grafting. We report four cases of subglottic stenosis and one case of cricoid chondroblastoma in which reconstruction of the airway was successful and prompt. For carefully selected cases, sliding flap tracheoplasty may be a useful alternative to procedures in which the airway is expanded by means of grafting.

  15. Cross finger flaps.

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    Kisner, W H

    1979-01-01

    Proper fingertip reconstruction requires good skin and soft tissue coverage, preservation of function and as normal an appearance as possible. The cross finger flap results in negligible joint stiffness, minimal morbidity and little work-time loss. An important factor is the conservation of finger length permitted by this technique. This method of repair is underutilized. It is indicated in several types of fingertip amputations where bone shortening would be detrimental.

  16. 扩张的颈肩峰区锁骨上皮瓣修复面颈部软组织缺损%Pre-expanded cervico-acromial flap based on the supraclavicular artery for resurfacing soft tissue defects of head and neck

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    杨喆; 刘伟; 李养群; 王乃利; 唐勇; 赵穆欣; 马宁; 王维新

    2015-01-01

    Objective To investigate the therapeutic effect of pre-expanded cervico-acromial flap based on the supraclavicular artery for resurfacing soft tissue defects of head and neck. Methods In this series,from Jan 2008 to Jan 2014,24 patients with ages between 5 and 42 years suffering from facial and cervical scar or nevis or port-wine stain were treated.In the first stage,the tissue expander (600ml to 800ml in volume) was implanted on the deep fascia layer of the cervicoacromial region;600 to 800ml saline were injected during a 10 to 16 weeks period.In the second stage after expansion, sufficient skin and tissue was obtained to resurface the defects of head and neck. Results All 24 flaps healed primarily with good functional and cosmetic results.The maximum size of the flap was 23cm × 16cm,whereas the minimum size was 20cm × 8cm.After an average follow-up time of 12 months, significant improvement in function with good esthetic outcomes were achieved,and the donor sites scar seemed acceptable.There were no significant complications. Conclusion The pre-expandedcervico-acromialfasciocutaneous flap based on the supraclavicularartery can provide a large amount of thin tissue with both good color and texture,and without the need for microsurgery, and avoid the disadvantages of donor-site morbidity.This flap is reliable and safe for resurfacing large skindefects of the head and neck.%目的:探讨扩张的颈肩峰区锁骨上皮瓣修复面颈部较大面积软组织缺损的临床治疗效果。方法:2008年1月至2014年1月对24例面颈部软组织缺损患者,年龄5~42岁,采用以锁骨上动脉为蒂的预扩张的颈肩峰区筋膜皮瓣修复。一期在颈肩峰区域深筋膜浅层埋置1~2枚扩张器(600~800ml),定期注水,二期切除面颈部瘢痕或色素病变,以扩张皮瓣带蒂转移修复组织缺损,供区多可直接缝合。结果:本组24例患者扩张皮瓣切取面积为20cm×8cm~23cm×16cm,皮瓣均成活

  17. Effects of hyperbaric oxygen preconditioning on ischemia-reperfusion inflammation and skin flap survival

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    QI Zheng; GAO Chun-jin; WANG You-bin; MA Xue-mei; ZHAO Ling; LIU Fu-jia; LIU Xue-hua

    2013-01-01

    Background Hyperbaric oxygen preconditioning (HBO) is a new method of ischemia preconditioning.In this study,we examined its effects on skin flap survival and the mechanisms involved.Methods Thirty-six rats were divided into three groups:HBO preconditioning,control,and sham groups.An extended epigastric adipocutaneous flap based on the right superficial epigastric artery and vein was raised.A 3-hour period of flap ischemia was induced by clamping the pedicle vessels with a microvascular clamp.At the end of ischemia induction,the clamp was removed and the flap was resutured.Rats in the HBO preconditioning group were treated with HBO four times before surgery.Microcirculation in the skin flap was measured on postoperative days 1,3 and 5.The size of the flap was measured on postoperative day 5,before the animals were sacrificed.Samples of the skin flap were prepared and stained with hematoxylin and eosin.The levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-o,interleukin (IL)-1β,and IL-6 in the flap samples were measured.Results Surviving flap size was significantly higher in the HBO preconditioning group compared with controls,with a reduced inflammatory response and increased perfusion.IL-1,TNF-α,and IL-6 levels in the HBO preconditioning group were lower than in controls.Conclusions HBO preconditioning improved flap survival in this ischemia-reperfusion rat model.The mechanisms responsible for this effect may relate to attenuation of the inflammatory response and increased flap perfusion following HBO preconditioning.

  18. Facial contour deformity correction with microvascular flaps based on the 3-dimentional template and facial moulage

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    Dinesh Kadam

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Facial contour deformities presents with varied aetiology and degrees severity. Accurate assessment, selecting a suitable tissue and sculpturing it to fill the defect is challenging and largely subjective. Objective assessment with imaging and software is not always feasible and preparing a template is complicated. A three-dimensional (3D wax template pre-fabricated over the facial moulage aids surgeons to fulfil these tasks. Severe deformities demand a stable vascular tissue for an acceptable outcome. Materials and Methods: We present review of eight consecutive patients who underwent augmentation of facial contour defects with free flaps between June 2005 and January 2011. De-epithelialised free anterolateral thigh (ALT flap in three, radial artery forearm flap and fibula osteocutaneous flap in two each and groin flap was used in one patient. A 3D wax template was fabricated by augmenting the deformity on facial moulage. It was utilised to select the flap, to determine the exact dimensions and to sculpture intraoperatively. Ancillary procedures such as genioplasty, rhinoplasty and coloboma correction were performed. Results: The average age at the presentation was 25 years and average disease free interval was 5.5 years and all flaps survived. Mean follow-up period was 21.75 months. The correction was aesthetically acceptable and was maintained without any recurrence or atrophy. Conclusion: The 3D wax template on facial moulage is simple, inexpensive and precise objective tool. It provides accurate guide for the planning and execution of the flap reconstruction. The selection of the flap is based on the type and extent of the defect. Superiority of vascularised free tissue is well-known and the ALT flap offers a versatile option for correcting varying degrees of the deformities. Ancillary procedures improve the overall aesthetic outcomes and minor flap touch-up procedures are generally required.

  19. The Versatile Modiolus Perforator Flap

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    Gunnarsson, Gudjon Leifur; Thomsen, Jorn Bo

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Perforator flaps are well established, and their usefulness as freestyle island flaps is recognized. The whereabouts of vascular perforators and classification of perforator flaps in the face are a debated subject, despite several anatomical studies showing similar consistency. In our....... The color Doppler ultrasonography study detected a sizeable perforator at the level of the modiolus lateral to the angle of the mouth within a radius of 1 cm. This confirms the anatomical findings of previous authors and indicates that the modiolus perforator is a consistent anatomical finding, and flaps...

  20. The Simplified Posterior Interosseous Flap.

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    Cavadas, Pedro C; Thione, Alessandro; Rubí, Carlos

    2016-09-01

    Several technical modifications have been described to avoid complications and simplify dissection. The authors describe some technical tips that make posterior interosseous flap dissection safer and more straightforward.

  1. Keystone flaps in coloured skin: Flap technology for the masses?

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    Satish P Bhat

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Viscoelastic properties of skin in coloured ethnic groups are less favourable compared to Caucasians for executing Keystone flaps. Keystone flaps have so far been evaluated and reported only in Caucasians. The potential of Keystone flaps in a coloured ethnic group is yet unknown. Aim: This article reviews the experience to reconstruct skin defects presenting in a coloured ethnic group, by using Keystone flaps, with a review of existing literature. Design: Uncontrolled case series. Materials and Methods: This retrospective review involves 55 consecutive Keystone flaps used from 2009 to 2012, for skin defects in various locations. Patient demographic data, medical history, co-morbidity, surgical indication, defect features, complications, and clinical outcomes are evaluated and presented. Results: In this population group with Fitzpatrick type 4 and 5 skin, the average patient age was 35.73. Though 60% of flaps (33/55 in the series involved specific risk factors, only two flaps failed. Though seven flaps had complications, sound healing was achieved by suitable intervention giving a success rate of 96.36%. Skin grafts were needed in only four cases. Conclusions: Keystone flaps achieve primary wound healing for a wide spectrum of defects with an acceptable success rate in a coloured skin population with unfavorable biophysical properties. By avoiding conventional local flaps and at times even microsurgical flaps, good aesthetic outcome is achieved without additional skin grafts or extensive operative time. All advantages seen in previous studies were verified. These benefits can be most appreciated in coloured populations, with limited resources and higher proportion of younger patients and unfavorable defects.

  2. The efficacy of the Cook-Swartz implantable Doppler in the detection of free-flap compromise: a systematic review protocol

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    Agha, Riaz A.; Gundogan, Buket; Fowler, Alexander J.; Bragg, Thomas W H; Orgill, Dennis P.

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    Introduction The Cook-Swartz implantable Doppler monitors venous or arterial blood flow from free flaps and can detect free-flap compromise. Previous studies have shown that the use of this Doppler can improve detection and salvage rates as it provides an earlier warning than the current method of clinical assessment. Such studies assert that the implantable Doppler is of great value in monitoring free flaps in current microsurgical units. This systematic review aims to compare the efficacy o...

  3. Teknik Rekonstruksi Turndown Flap Tendon Achilles dan Flap Fasiokutan Sural pada Ruptur Tendon Achilles yang Disertai Kerusakan Masif Jaringan Lunak: Laporan Kasus

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    Hermawan Nagar Rasyid

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Achilles tendon rupture is the most common ruptur of tendon in the lower limb despite being one of the toughest tendons. This rupture presents a complex problem to the treating surgeon especially if it is associated with tendon and soft tissue loss. The case in this study is one patient (male, age 30-year old with a spectrum of acute and infected open tendon-achilles rupture that includes loss of tendon of up to 5 cm, tendon defect with no distal attachment, and partial loss of the calcaneum. The skin defect measured after debridement ranged from 8 x 5 cm to 15 x 10 cm. The ruptured tendon was sutured using gastrocnemius-soleus turn down flap technic to calcaneus bone. A reverse sural artery was used to provide soft tissue cover. The flap survived. The patient had normal gait, were able to stand on tip toes, had active plantar flexion, and had returned to his original occupation 2 months after reconstruction. He had full range of movement at the ankle. Augmented repair of Achilles tendon rupture with large soft tissue defect using gastrocnemius- soleus turn down flap and sural artery flap are stable enough to allow early weight-bearing with favorable clinical result for this patient. Conclusions is single stage tendon reconstruction and reverse flow sural artery flap give good functional outcome in complex Achilles tendon rupture with tendon and soft tissue loss.

  4. Papilla Preservation Flap as Aesthetic Consideration in Periodontal Flap Surgery

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    Sandra Olivia

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Flap surgery is treatment for periodontal disease with alveolar bone destruction. Surgical periodontal flap with conventional incision will result in gingival recession and loss of interdental papillae after treatment. Dilemma arises in areas required high aesthetic value or regions with a fixed denture. It is challenging to perform periodontal flap with good aesthetic results and minimal gingival recession. This case report aimed to inform and to explain the work procedures, clinical and radiographic outcomes of surgical papilla preservation flap in the area that requires aesthetic. Case 1 was a surgical incision flap with preservation of papillae on the anterior region of teeth 11 and 12, with a full veneer crown on tooth 12. Case 2 was a surgical incision flap with preservation of papillae on the posterior region of tooth 46 with inlay restoration. Evaluation for both cases were obtained by incision papilla preservation of primary closure was perfect, good aesthetic results, minimal gingival recession and the interdental papillae can be maintained properly. In conclusion, periodontal flap surgery on the anterior region or regions that require high aesthetic value could be addressed with papilla preservation incision. Incision papilla preservation should be the primary consideration in periodontal flap surgery if possible.DOI: 10.14693/jdi.v19i3.144

  5. Peroneal Flap for Tongue Reconstruction.

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    Lin, Ying-Sheng; Liu, Wen-Chung; Lin, Yaoh-Shiang; Chen, Lee-Wei; Yang, Kuo-Chung

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    Background For large tongue defects, reconstructive surgeons have devised a variety of feasible options, such as radial forearm free flap and anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap. In our institution, peroneal flap has been the workhorse flap for the soft tissue defect in head and neck reconstruction. We present our experience using peroneal flap in tongue reconstruction. Patients and Methods The study included 47 patients who had undergone tongue reconstructions with peroneal flaps after tumor resection. The size and location of the defect after tumor resection determined whether the peroneal flaps could be harvested as pure septocutaneous flaps to solely reconstruct the neotongue or to carry an additional muscle bulk to fill the adjacent defect. Retrospective chart review was used to look for postoperative complications and to perform functional assessments (which were also performed through telephone inquiry). Results Of the 47 patients, 3 (6%) had flap failure and 1 (2.1%) had partial flap necrosis. The hemiglossectomy group had better results than the total glossectomy group with respect to speech and diet, but neither of these results reached statistical significance (p = 1.0 for speech and p = 0.06 for diet). The results of the subtotal glossectomy group were better than those of the total glossectomy group with respect to diet (p = 0.03). No statistically significant differences were noted among the three groups with respect to cosmetic aspect (p = 0.64). Conclusions Considering its reasonable postoperative complication rates and functional results, peroneal flap can be considered a feasible option for tongue reconstruction. Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

  6. Onycho-pachydermatit with extensive bone marrow edema predominant in the metacarpals: a "forme fruste" of POPP?

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    Sanal, Hatice Tuba; Yilmaz, Sedat; Cinar, Muhammet; Simsek, Ismail; Dinc, Ayhan; Tayfun, Cem

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    Psoriatic onycho-pachydermo-osteo/periostitis (POPP) syndrome is a rare form of psoriatic arthritis with a combination of (i) psoriatic onychodystrophy, (ii) connective tissue thickening, and (iii) periostitis of the distal phalanges. The treatment of the condition has generally been reported to be unsatisfactory with the traditional regimes. Here, we describe a case whom we believe is one presentation of POPP with extensive bone marrow edema of metacarpal bones without distinctive periostitis.

  7. Lymph node content of supraclavicular and thoracodorsal-based axillary flaps for vascularized lymph node transfer.

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    Gerety, Patrick A; Pannucci, Christopher J; Basta, Marten N; Wang, Amber R; Zhang, Paul; Mies, Carolyn; Kanchwala, Suhail K

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    Microvascular transfer of lymph node flaps has recently gained popularity as a treatment for secondary lymphedema often occurring after axillary, groin, or pelvic lymph node dissections. This study aimed to delineate the lymph node contents and pedicle characteristics of the supraclavicular (SC) and thoracodorsal (TD)-based axillary flaps as well as to compare lymph node quantification of surgeon vs pathologist. SC and TD flaps were dissected from fresh female cadavers. The surgeon assessed pedicle characteristics, lymph node content, and anatomy. A pathologist assessed all flaps for gross and microscopic lymph node contents. The κ statistic was used to compare surgeon and pathologist. Ten SC flaps and 10 TD flaps were harvested and quantified. In comparing the SC and TD flaps, there were no statistical differences between artery diameter (3.1 vs 3.2 mm; P = .75) and vein diameter (2.8 vs 3.5 mm; P = .24). The TD flap did have a significantly longer pedicle than the SC flap (4.2 vs 3.2 cm; P = .03). The TD flap was found to be significantly heavier than the SC flap (17.0 ± 4.8 vs 12.9 ± 3.3 g; P = .04). Gross lymph node quantity was similar in the SC and TD flaps (2.5 ± 1.7 vs 1.8 ± 1.2; P = .33). There was good agreement between the surgeon and pathologist in detecting gross lymph nodes in the flaps (SC κ = 0.87, TD κ = 0.61). The SC and TD flaps have similar lymph node quantity, but the SC flap has higher lymphatic density. A surgeon's estimation of lymph node quantity is reliable and has been verified in this study by comparison to a pathologist's examination. Copyright © 2016 Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Use of preoperative ultrasound in designing the true pectoralis major myocutaneous island flap

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    CHEN Xiao-hong; ZHAO Han-xue; FANG Ju-gao; YU Zhen-kun; HUANG Zhi-gang

    2012-01-01

    Background Traditional techniques used for harvesting the pectoralis major myocutaneous (PMMC) flap have accompanying disadvantages,such as the necessity for an upper chest skin incision,the bulkiness of myocutaneous tissue at the pedicle of the flap,and the risk of total or partial necrosis of flap tissue.The aim of this study was to develop a safe and fast method for preparing PMMC island flaps using preoperative ultrasonography for vessel detection.Methods Forty-one PMMC island flaps were used for one-stage reconstruction of head and neck defects,including 21 cases in the treatment group and 20 cases in the control group.In the treatment group,ultrasonography was used to mark out the course of the thoracic branches of the thoracoacromial artery and the lower end of this artery perforating from the fascia into the muscles,as well as the largest perforating branch of the fourth or fifth internal mammary artery entering the PMMC flap.A line,from the lower end of the thoracic branch to the largest perforating branch of the fourth or fifth internal mammary artery,was drawn to determine the axis of the PMMC flap.In the control group,PMMC island flaps were designed according to conventional methods without using ultrasonography.Results According to the ultrasonic marks,the distance from lower end of thoracic branch to the midpoint of the margin of the inferior clavicular was (5.1±1.2) cm.The time from designing to transferring the island flap was significantly shorter in the treatment group ((51.0±10.5) minutes) compared with the control group ((78.0±13.9) minutes,P <0.01).The rate of partial necrosis was 4.7% (1/21) in the treatment group and 35.0% (7/20) in the control group.There was one case of flap failure in the control group due to vascular injury during vascular pedicle dissection.Conclusion Preoperative vessel detection by ultrasonography facilitates easy and safe harvesting of the true PMMC island flap.

  9. Peroneal island flap for wound coverage in complex injuries of the lower extremity

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Akil Fazal1, Haroon-ur-Rashid1, Tahseen Cheema21Section of Orthopedics, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan; 2Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USABackground: Complex injuries of the lower extremity pose a therapeutic challenge owing to limited availability of local soft tissue for coverage. One option in this region is the pedicled fasciocutaneous flap based on perforators of the peroneal artery. In this case series, we present our experience of the peroneal island pedicled flap for reconstruction of lower extremity wounds.Methods: Records of 18 cases of peroneal island flap admitted consecutively to the Section of Orthopedics at Aga Khan University Hospital from January 1996 to December of 2009 were studied and their outcomes determined.Results: The most common indication for coverage was open wounds due to a road traffic accident (n = 10, followed by burns (n = 3. The most common area exposed was the lower third of the leg followed by the middle third. The tibia was exposed in 11 patients. The flaps ranged in size from 35 cm2 to over 200 cm2. In 13 patients, the flaps healed uneventfully, while in the remaining five there was partial flap necrosis. In four of the latter patients, the residual wound healed with conservative measures only, but the fifth patient required further surgery to achieve acceptable coverage.Conclusion: The peroneal artery flap appears to be a simple, useful, and reliable flap in the armamentarium of the surgeon when planning soft tissue coverage of the lower extremity.Keywords: leg injuries, surgical flaps, lower extremity

  10. A Model of Free Tissue Transfer: The Rat Epigastric Free Flap

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    Casal, Diogo; Pais, Diogo; Iria, Inês; Mota-Silva, Eduarda; Almeida, Maria-Angélica; Alves, Sara; Pen, Cláudia; Farinho, Ana; Mascarenhas-Lemos, Luís; Ferreira-Silva, José; Ferraz-Oliveira, Mário; Vassilenko, Valentina; Videira, Paula A.; Gory O'Neill, João

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    Free tissue transfer has been increasingly used in clinical practice since the 1970s, allowing reconstruction of complex and otherwise untreatable defects resulting from tumor extirpation, trauma, infections, malformations or burns. Free flaps are particularly useful for reconstructing highly complex anatomical regions, like those of the head and neck, the hand, the foot and the perineum. Moreover, basic and translational research in the area of free tissue transfer is of great clinical potential. Notwithstanding, surgical trainees and researchers are frequently deterred from using microsurgical models of tissue transfer, due to lack of information regarding the technical aspects involved in the operative procedures. The aim of this paper is to present the steps required to transfer a fasciocutaneous epigastric free flap to the neck in the rat. This flap is based on the superficial epigastric artery and vein, which originates from and drain into the femoral artery and vein, respectively. On average the caliber of the superficial epigastric vein is 0.6 to 0.8 mm, contrasting with the 0.3 to 0.5 mm of the superficial epigastric artery. Histologically, the flap is a composite block of tissues, containing skin (epidermis and dermis), a layer of fat tissue (panniculus adiposus), a layer of striated muscle (panniculus carnosus), and a layer of loose areolar tissue. Succinctly, the epigastric flap is raised on its pedicle vessels that are then anastomosed to the external jugular vein and to the carotid artery on the ventral surface of the rat's neck. According to our experience, this model guarantees the complete survival of approximately 70 to 80% of epigastric flaps transferred to the neck region. The flap can be evaluated whenever needed by visual inspection. Hence, the authors believe this is a good experimental model for microsurgical research and training. PMID:28117814

  11. Comparison of radiogrammetrical metacarpal indices in children and reference data from the First Zurich Longitudinal Study

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    Martin, David D.; Heckmann, Conrad; Neuhof, Julia; Ranke, Michael B.; Binder, Gerhard [University Children' s Hospital Tuebingen, Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology, Tuebingen (Germany); Jenni, Oskar G. [University Children' s Hospital, Child Development Centre, Zurich (Switzerland)

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    A number of radiogrammetrical metacarpal indices are in use, some of which have been adapted for children. The purpose of this study was to compare four known indices - bone mineral density (BMD), relative cortical area, Exton-Smith index, bending breaking resistance index - and the more recently defined pediatric bone index (PBI) according to the two criteria of minimum height dependence and minimum variability in children of equal bone age. A total of 3,121 left-hand radiographs from 231 healthy Caucasian children ranging in age from 3 to 19 years old were analysed using BoneXpert {sup registered}, a programme for automatic analysis of hand radiographs and assessment of bone age. Dependence on height for chronological age or bone age and the mean relative standard deviation were lowest in the PBI for both genders pooled. The differences in height dependence were statistically significant and are shown to be clinically relevant. Reference data for PBI are presented. PBI may be a better indicator than BMD for bone health in children; however, verification in a clinical group is needed. (orig.)

  12. Elastographic characteristics of the metacarpal tendons in horses without clinical evidence of tendon injury.

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    Lustgarten, Meghann; Redding, W Rich; Labens, Raphael; Morgan, Michel; Davis, Weston; Seiler, Gabriela S

    2014-01-01

    Tendon and ligament injuries are common causes of impaired performance in equine athletes. Gray-scale ultrasonography is the current standard method for diagnosing and monitoring these injuries, however this modality only provides morphologic information. Elastography is an ultrasound technique that allows detection and measurement of tissue strain, and may provide valuable mechanical information about equine tendon and ligament injuries. The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility, reproducibility, and repeatability of elastography; and to describe elastographic characteristics of metacarpal tendons in sound horses. Nineteen legs for 17 clinically sound horses without evidence of musculoskeletal pathology were included. Elastographic images of the superficial and deep digital flexor tendons and the branches of the suspensory ligament (tendon of the interosseous muscle) were described quantitatively and qualitatively. There was no statistically significant difference between operators (P = 0.86) nor within operators (P = 0.93). For qualitative assessments, reproducibility (0.46) was moderate and repeatability (0.78) was good. Similar to human Achilles tendons, equine tendons were classified as predominantly hard using elastography. There was no statistically significant difference in stiffness of the flexor tendons (P = 0.96). No significant difference in stiffness was found with altered leg position during standing (P = 0.84) and while nonweight bearing (P = 0.61). The flexor tendons were softer when imaged in longitudinal versus transverse planes (P tendons and ligaments of the distal forelimb in horses. © 2013 American College of Veterinary Radiology.

  13. Balanced Anaesthetic Approach in a Late-Term Gravid Cow Undergoing Metacarpal Fracture Repair

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    Olga Martin Jurado

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available An 800 kg Swiss cow, eighth months gravid, was presented for anaesthesia to repair metacarpal fracture. The cow was premedicated with intravenous isoxsuprine, butorphanol, ketoprofen, and xylazine IM and induced with ketamine and diazepam IV. In lateral recumbency, the trachea was intubated, and isoflurane in oxygen and air was administered. Despite a ring block with lidocaine, purposeful movement happened, and xylazine 0.02 mg kg−1 h−1 and ketamine 0.6 mg kg−1 h−1 constant rate infusion was started. During anaesthesia, slight hypercapnia and hypoxaemia developed. Total time of xylazine and ketamine infusion was 3.5 hours. Total anaesthesia time was 4.5 hours. For recovery of anaesthesia, isoflurane was discontinued, and in sternal recumbency, the trachea was extubated when the cow swallowed. Paralysis of the left radial nerve occurred, and the cow was supported to stand up after 2 hours. The radial nerve paralysis resolved within three days. A healthy calf was born at term. This is the first paper that describes the successful use of adjunctive xylazine and ketamine infusion to isoflurane anaesthesia in a late-term gravid cow undergoing fracture repair during 4.5 hours.

  14. Study of distribution of dominant perforators arising from peroneal artery with color Doppler flow imaging and its clinical significance for sural neurocutaneous flap%腓动脉主穿支彩超定位对穿支腓肠神经营养血管皮瓣的临床意义

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    陈雪松; 徐永清; 肖茂明; 王元山; 马志显; 管力; 张黎明; 江珉

    2010-01-01

    Objective To study the distribution of the dominant perforators(the diameter ≥ 0.8mm)of the peroneal artery with color Doppler flow imaging(CDFI)for the purpose of anatomical preparations for the perforator sural neurocataneous flap. Methods The dominant perforators of the peroneal artery(DPPA)were studied with CDFI on bilateral legs of 20 healthy volunteers.The numbers,diameters and locations of the perforators were recorded for a statistical analysis.From Jan.2005 to Jan.2009,51 free or pedicled sural neurocutaneous flaps supplied by a single DPPA were designed and harvested to repair the defects near the ankle(n =22),at the leg(n = 15)and the forefoot or hand dorsum (n = 14).The perforators were located preoperatively with CDFI and accuracy of CDFI was evaluated intraoperatively.The causes of false results were analysed to improve examining techniques. Results The average number of DPPA was 4.2 with the average diameter of(1.13 ±0.24)mm(0.80-1.90 mm).They were located in the second to ninth segment of the line from the fibular caput to the tip of lateral malleolus which was equally divided into nine segments.The largest DPPA was(1.43 ± 0.29)mm(1.00-1.90mm)in diameter and most of them were located in the third to fifth segment(80.4%).The average diameter of the lowest DPPA was(1.02 ±0.16)mm(0.80-1.30 mm)and they were located between the sixth to ninth segment.The total 169 DPPA as well as the largest ones mostly appeared in the middle third of the leg.All of the 51 flaps were transplanted successfully without necrosis,and no vascular problems occurred.Preoperative CDFI examination had a 93.6% true-positive rate and an 88.0% positive predictive value.What should be demonstrated was that if just considered the cases after Dec.2007,the true-positive rate was 97%,and the positive predictive value was 93.9%. Conclusions According to the distribution characteristics of DPPA,a sural neurocutaneous flap pedicled with one of this relatively large perforator can be

  15. Infrahyoid myofascial flap for tongue reconstruction.

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    Windfuhr, Jochen P; Remmert, Stephan

    2006-11-01

    For selected cases, reconstruction of the tongue may be required after tumor removal. This study was undertaken to demonstrate a simplified concept of tongue reconstruction with emphasis on infrahyoid myofascial flaps (IMF). The defects of the tongue were classified in 23 patients according to the extent of tumor growth, functional and surgical aspects. The oral tongue (OT; n = 1), base of tongue (BT; n = 12) or both areas (OT and BT; n = 10) were involved, with (n = 14) or without (n = 9) infiltration of adjacent tissues. Minor defects (extent (1/4) or less) required no reconstructive procedure at any area. Major defect closure (extent (1/2)-3/4) was accomplished with a combination of IMF covered by a radial forearm flap (RFF). A complete reconstruction of the OT was achieved with a combination of a bilateral IMF covered by a RFF. Whenever the complete BT has to be removed, interposition of a vein graft to establish a sufficient arterial blood supply to the remaining OT is mandatory. Moreover, a larynx lift to prevent aspiration is recommendable. Resection of adjacent soft tissues requires a larger RFF (OT; BT) or flaps from the shoulder-back region (BT and OT). Whenever the integrity of the mandible has to be sacrificed, a free fibula graft serves as an excellent tool for reconstruction. IMF serves as a reliable tool for minor or major reconstructive procedures of the tongue. Reliability and versatility of IMF may contribute to a reduced time required for surgery since harvesting is performed in the neck area immediately after neck dissection. Moreover, harvesting of the IMF does not result in an increased postoperative morbidity. Hence, functional restoration can be achieved with a more cost-effective procedure.

  16. 14 CFR 23.701 - Flap interconnection.

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    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Flap interconnection. 23.701 Section 23.701... Systems § 23.701 Flap interconnection. (a) The main wing flaps and related movable surfaces as a system must— (1) Be synchronized by a mechanical interconnection between the movable flap surfaces that...

  17. Skin flaps and grafts - self-care

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    ... Regional flaps - self-care; Distant flaps - self-care; Free flap - self-care; Skin autografting - self-care; Pressure ulcer ... your wound To care for the graft or flap site: You may need to rest ... around it clean and free from dirt or sweat. DO NOT let the ...

  18. Donor site repair of great toe-nail flap in finger reconstruction surgery%手指再造手术中砪甲瓣供区的修复

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    仇申强; 王增涛; 孙文海; 朱磊; 刘志波; 官士兵; 胡勇

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨手指再造手术中砪甲瓣供区的修复方法。 方法 从1998年12月至2010年12月,共修复砪甲瓣供区511例,分别应用足背皮瓣32例、第1跖背皮瓣24例、第2跖背皮瓣21例、踝前皮瓣14例、跗内侧皮瓣17例、跗外侧皮瓣79例、跖底皮瓣106例、第2趾皮瓣79例、小腿中下段皮瓣15例以及游离皮瓣124例。 结果 皮瓣成活良好,术后经过6个月~11年随访,见皮瓣质地良好,外形满意,砪趾活动及负重行走、跑跳等皆不受影响。 结论 砪甲瓣供区的修复方法较多,各有优缺点,以跖底皮瓣及游离腹股沟皮瓣为优。%Objective To explore methods of donor repair of the great toe-nail flap in finger reconstruction surgery. Methods From December 1998 to December 2010, various kinds of flaps were used in 511 donor sites to repair the great toe-nail flaps, including: 32 dorsal pedal artery flaps; twenty-four first dorsal metatarsal artery flaps; twenty-one second dorsal metatarsal artery flaps; forteen anterior malleolar flaps; seventeen medial tarsal artery flaps; seventy-nine lateral tarsal artery flaps; one hundred and six plantar metatarsal flaps,seventy-nine flaps from second toe; fifteen flaps from mid/lower leg and 124 freed flaps. Results After postoperative 6 months to 11 years of follow-up, repaired donor sites of great toe-flaps all survived successfully, with ideal outlook and function.Conclusion There are many kinds of methods for donor site repair of the great toe-nail flap, and each kind of method has its own advantages and disadvantages. Among these flaps, plantar pedal artery flap and free groin flap are amony the best ones.

  19. Thoraco-epigastric flap for breast reconstruction in cancer

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    Full Text Available Reconstructive surgery for breast cancer are an integral method of rehabilitation of cancer patients. Breast reconstruction may be delayed and instantaneous. The article presents a description of the thoraco-epigastric flap for breast reconstruction in cancer. The operation involves the replacement of the remote volume (after radical resection of the breast and the breast skin adjacent tissues adjacent to the inframammary crease from the side of the anterior abdominal wall. Surgery is indicated when the tumor in the lower parts of the breast, closest to the skin, in combination with small size breast cancer. The article presents a clinical example of this operation. Described in detail the operation, received a good cosmetic result. The advantage of the application of thoraco-epigastric flap is in the simplicity of the technique of its execution, good blood supply, donor wound is easily sutured due to the possible wide separating cellular adjacent skin and subcutaneous tissue. The disadvantage of this method is limited and the need for careful monitoring of perforating branches of the upper epigastric artery. Thus, thoraco-epigastric flap, can be applicable when performing reconstructive operations for breast cancer in compliance with the necessary requirements for the formation of the flap and the correct attitude to feeding the flap vessels, and virtually eliminates possible complications with the healing of the flap. Undoubtedly, reconstructive plastic surgery for breast cancer, during the testimony and technical capabilities, are an essential component of surgical treatment.

  20. A case report of total breast reconstruction using an inframammary adipofascial flap with an implant.

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    Ogawa, Tomoko; Yamakawa, Tomomi

    2016-01-01

    Prosthetic-based breast reconstruction can be used in combination with autologous flaps such as a latissimus dorsi (LD) flap or a thoracodorsal artery perforator (TDAP) flap to achieve symmetry. However, the LD and TDAP flaps require a different skin incision from that which is used for the mastectomy. As a new autologous flap for use in combination with prosthetic-based breast reconstruction after nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM), we used an inframammary adipofascial flap. The patient was a 27-year-old female with moderate ptotic breasts, who had ductal carcinoma in situ in the lower outer quadrant of her left breast. After NSM through the inframammary fold (IMF) incision, the subcutaneous fat of the intended inframammary area was undermined, and the tongue shaped adipofascial flap was pulled up in the intended area. After inserting a tissue expander under the major pectoral muscle, this adipofascial flap was reflected back to the inferior portion of the breast area. After modeling the breast mound with this flap, the inframammary skin incision was sutured. Eleven months later, the patient underwent surgery to replace the expander with a permanent implant. Eight months after the replacement with an implant, the cosmetic result is good. This procedure can be performed through the same skin incision on the IMF as NSM. Total breast reconstruction using the inframammary adipofascial flap with an implant can be an alternative approach to achieving symmetry in some patients. This method is useful for breast reconstruction after NSM for young patients with moderate-ptotic breasts. Copyright © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  1. The Versatility of Perforator-Based Propeller Flap for Reconstruction of Distal Leg and Ankle Defects

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    Durga Karki

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Soft tissue coverage of distal leg and ankle region represents a challenge and such defect usually requires a free flap. However, this may lead to considerable donor site morbidity, is time consuming, and needs facility of microsurgery. With the introduction of perforator flap, management of small- and medium-size defects of distal leg and ankle region is convenient, less time consuming, and with minimal donor site morbidity. When local perforator flap is designed as propeller and rotated to 180 degree, donor site is closed primarily and increases reach of flap, thus increasing versatility. Material and Methods. From June 2008 to May 2011, 20 patients were treated with perforator-based propeller flap for distal leg and ankle defects. Flap was based on single perforator of posterior tibial and peroneal artery rotated to 180 degrees. Defect size was from 4 cm × 3.5 cm to 7 cm × 5 cm. Results. One patient developed partial flap necrosis, which was managed with skin grafting. Two patients developed venous congestion, which subsided spontaneously without complications. Small wound dehiscence was present in one patient. Donor site was closed primarily in all patients. Rest of the flaps survived well with good aesthetic results. Conclusion. The perforator-based propeller flap for distal leg and ankle defects is a good option. This flap design is safe and reliable in achieving goals of reconstruction. The technique is convenient, less time consuming, and with minimal donor site morbidity. It provides aesthetically good result.

  2. Flow-through anterolateral thigh flaps for simultaneous repair of defects of soft tissue and major artery%应用Flow-through股前外侧游离皮瓣同期修复软组织和主干血管缺损

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    张大伟; 赵广跃; 裴国献; 李军; 祝勇刚; 王文军

    2012-01-01

    Objective To study the surgical outcomes of simultaneous limb salvage using flow-through anterolateral thigh flaps for severe extremity injuries involving soft tissues and major blood vessels. Methods From May 2003 to February 2012,21 cases of severe extremity injuries were treated in our department.They were 13 men and 8 women,aged from 14 to 53 years (average,37.3 years).There were 4 cases of upper limb injury,17 cases of lower limb injury,14 cases of vascular rupture and defect and 7 cases of massive vascular contusion and thrombosis.In all the injured limbs,severe soft tissue defects were associated with major arterial damages and more or less exposure of the bone,tendon,blood vessel and nerve.Their Mangled Extremity Severity Scores (MESS) ranged from 5 to 8 points (average,5.8 points).The one-stage flow-through flap graft was conducted following thorough debridement in 8 patients with poor or disappeared distal blood supply; of the 13 patients with partial blood supply,6 underwent one-stage flap graft directly and 7 had secondary flap graft according to the wound condition following debridement. Results The 21 patients were followed for 3 to 43 months (average,11.8 months).All the flaps survived and all the injured limbs were salvaged.The blood supply to the distal limb was fine in all cases without any vascular crisis.Necrosis at partial flap margins (3 cases),partial necrosis at the donor site (2 cases),superficial infection (3 cases) and osteomyelitis (one case) were handled until improvement. Conclusion The flow-through anterolateral thigh flap,which can repair soft tissue defects and major vascular injuries simultaneously,is one of the preferable methods in limb salvage for severely damaged extremities.%目的 探讨应用Flow-through股前外侧游离皮瓣同期修复软组织和主干血管缺损的可行性与疗效. 方法 2003年5月至2012年2月共收治21例肢体严重创伤患者,男13例,女8例;年龄14 ~53岁,平均37.3

  3. [Neurovascular infrahyoidal myofascial flap. Anatomic and topographic study of the innervation and blood supply].

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    Remmert, S; Meyer, S; Majocco, A

    1998-06-01

    The neurovascular infrahyoidal myofascial flap: An anatomical and topographical study of the innervation and blood supply. 15 cadavers had bilaterally been examined for the topography of the upper thyroid artery and vein and of the lower cervical ansa, as an axial bundle of vessels and nerves for the infrahyoidal myofascial flap. With the injection of methylene blue the vascular territories of the upper thyroid artery had been demonstrated. The upper thyroid artery and vein could be found in all cases. This artery was deriving in 47% from the external carotid artery, in 30% from the bifurcation and in 23% from the common carotid artery. The vein flowed in 43% into the facial vein and in 37% into the internal jugular vein. In the remaining 20% several segmental veins were found, which flowed into the jugular vein separately. In case of a far caudally situated vascular bundle the radius of rotation can be limited in cranial direction. The voluntary innervation of the muscles of this flap is derived from the lower cervical ansa. The upper radix of the ansa can be found 1 cm in latero-cranial direction of the greater horn of the hyoid bone, where it is separating from the hypoglossal nerve. The upper thyroid artery is supplying the infrahyoidal musculature in the whole extension from the hyoid bone to the sternum. Therefore it is possible to develop a myofascial flap of 3.5 cm x 11.5 cm in size, which is pedicled at an upper vascular and nerval bundle. Depending on the radius of rotation defects of the floor of mouth, of the tongue and of the oro- and hypopharynx can well be covered with this new neurovascular myofascial flap.

  4. The Clinical Application of Styloid Process of Periosteal Flap Pedicled of Retrograde Branch of Radial Artery Transposition for Repairing Old Scaphoid Fracture%逆行桡动脉返支的桡骨茎突骨膜瓣移植转位修复腕舟骨陈旧性骨折

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    牛常英; 谭慎兴; 曹哲; 曹松丽; 唐胜建; 梁晓琴

    2015-01-01

    Objective To investigate the clinical curative effect of styloid process of radius periosteal flap pedicled of recurrent branch of radial artery retrograde transposition grafting repair old nonunion of scaphoid fracture . Methods From May 2013 to March 2015 ,admitted to the wrist of old scaphoid nonunion 9 patients ,were used to trans-position periosteal flap repair ,while at the fracture section implants BMP complexes induce osteogenesis .During operation cut periosteal flap that ranging from about 1.0cm ×0.5cm~1.2cm ×0.6cm,which was curl implanted to the set bone groove .Limb function spaces immobilization and early rehabilitation after the operation .Assessing the wrist function re-covery according to Krimmer clinical scoring system consist of pain ,the range of motion and grip strength .Results The group follow up 3 to 16 months postoperatively ,CT revealed that the fractures were anatomic reduction and bone healing time of about 3 months to 6 months,an average of about 4 months.There is no infection,nonunion,traumatic arthritis and other complications;and Krimmer clinical scoring system assessment:excellent in 6 cases,good in 2 cases,medium in 1case ,good rate of 89%.Conclusion The use of radial styloid periosteal flap vascularized repair old scaphoid nonunion , improves the healing rate ,has reliable curative effect and obtains satisfactory results .%目的 探讨以逆行桡动脉返支为蒂的桡骨茎突骨膜瓣移植转位修复腕舟骨陈旧性骨折不愈合的临床疗效. 方法 2013年5月~2015年3月,对收治的腕舟骨陈旧性骨折不愈合的9例患者,均采用以逆行桡动脉返支为蒂的桡骨茎突骨膜瓣移植转位修复骨折不愈合,同时于骨折端植入BMP复合物诱导成骨. 术中切取预定骨膜瓣大小,将其卷曲植入设定骨槽内,骨膜瓣面积范围约1.0cm ×0.5cm~1.2cm ×0.6cm. 术后患肢功能位外固定制动,早期康复训练;按Krimmer临床评分系统对腕部的疼痛情况、关节活动

  5. Applied anatomy of a reverse medial femoral condyle periosteal flap pedicled with the infrapatellar branch of Descending Genicular artery%膝降血管髌下支蒂股骨内侧髁骨膜瓣逆行转位术的应用解剖

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    林金堆; 林加福; 郑和平; 徐皓

    2011-01-01

    Objective To provide anatomical basis of medial femoral condyle periosteal flap pedicled with the infrapatellar branch of the descending genicular artery for reconstruction of the knee joint.Methods 30 embalmed lower limbs of adult cadavers perfused with the red latex were used for this anatomical study.The adductor tubercle and medial femoral codyle were observational landmarks, the followings were observed: the course, branch and distribution of the branch of the desceding genicular artery to the knee joint.Results The articular branch of descending genicular artery above the inferior edge of medial femoral condyle (5.9±1.2)cm always gives off two mian branches: the periosteal branch and the infrapatellar branch.The original diameter of the periosteal branch is( 1.3±0.2 )mm, and it travels along the medial femoral condyle (4.8± 1.1)cm in length; the original diameter of the infrapatellar branch is(1.3±0.2)mm, and its length is (6.6±1.5)cm.Conclusion The medial femoral condyle periosteai flap pedicled with the infrapatellar branch of the descending genicular artery can be developed to repair bone injuries of knee joint.%目的 为膝降血管髌下支蒂股骨内侧髁骨膜瓣修复膝关节而缺损提供解剖学基础.方法 在30侧动脉内灌注红色乳胶的成人下肢标本上,以收肌结节、股骨内侧髁为观测点解剖观测膝降动脉关节支的走行、分支与分布.另在1侧新鲜标本上进行摹拟手术.结果 膝降血管关节支在距股骨内侧髁下缘上(5.9c1.2)cm处发出两大分支:①骨膜支起始外径(1.3±0.2)mm,在股骨内侧髁面上走行距离为(4.8±1.1)cm;②髌下支起始外径为(1.3±0.2)mm,向下走行距离为(6.6±1.5)cm.结论 可形成膝降血管髌下支一骨膜支蒂股骨内侧髁骨膜瓣逆行转位修复膝关节而缺损.

  6. Assessment of Tissue Perfusion Following Conventional Liposuction of Perforator-Based Abdominal Flaps

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    Zeynep Deniz Akdeniz Doğan

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available BackgroundThe effect of liposuction on the perforators of the lower abdominal wall has been investigated in several studies. There are controversial results in the literature that have primarily demonstrated the number and patency of the perforators. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of liposuction on the perfusion of perforator-based abdominal flaps using a combined laser–Doppler spectrophotometer (O2C, Oxygen to See, LEA Medizintechnik.MethodsNine female patients undergoing classical abdominoplasty were included in the study. Perforators and the perfusion zones of the deep inferior epigastric artery flap were marked on the patient's abdominal wall. Flap perfusion was quantitatively assessed by measuring blood flow, velocity, capillary oxygen saturation, and relative amount of hemoglobin for each zone preoperatively, after tumescent solution infiltration, following elevation of the flap on a single perforator, and after deep and superficial liposuction, respectively.ResultsThe measurements taken after elevation of the flap were not significantly different than measurements taken after the liposuction procedures.ConclusionsThe liposuction procedure does not significantly alter the perfusion of perforator-based abdominal flaps in the early period. The abdominal tissue discarded in a classic abdominoplasty operation can be raised as a perforator flap and has been demonstrated to be a unique model for clinical research.

  7. Dual-dermal-barrier fashion flaps for the treatment of sacral pressure sores.

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    Hsiao, Yen-Chang; Chuang, Shiow-Shuh

    2015-02-01

    The sacral region is one of the most vulnerable sites for the development of pressure sores. Even when surgical reconstruction is performed, there is a high chance of recurrence. Therefore, the concept of dual-dermal-barrier fashion flaps for sacral pressure sore reconstruction was proposed. From September 2007 to June 2010, nine patients with grade IV sacral pressures were enrolled. Four patients received bilateral myocutaneous V-Y flaps, four patients received bilateral fasciocutaneous V-Y flaps, and one patient received bilateral rotation-advanced flaps for sacral pressure reconstruction. The flaps were designed based on the perforators of the superior gluteal artery in one patient's reconstructive procedure. All flaps' designs were based on dual-dermal-barrier fashion. The mean follow-up time was 16 months (range = 12-25). No recurrence was noted. Only one patient had a complication of mild dehiscence at the middle suture line, occurring 2 weeks after the reconstructive surgery. The dual-dermal fashion flaps are easily duplicated and versatile. The study has shown minimal morbidity and a reasonable outcome.

  8. Vascular waveform analysis of flap-feeding vessels using color Doppler ultrasonography.

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    Ogino, Akihiro; Onishi, Kiyoshi

    2014-01-01

    We performed vascular waveform analysis of flap-feeding vessels using color Doppler ultrasonography and evaluated the blood flow in the flaps prior to surgery. Vascular waveform analysis was performed in 19 patients. The analyzed parameters included the vascular diameter, flow volume, flow velocity, resistance index, pulsatility index, and acceleration time. The arterial waveform was classified into 5 types based on the partially modified blood flow waveform classification reported by Hirai et al.; in particular, D-1a, D-1b, and D-2 were considered as normal waveforms. They were 4 patients which observed abnormal vascular waveform among 19 patients (D-4 : 1, D-3 : 1, and Poor detect : 2). The case which presented D-4 waveform changed the surgical procedure, and a favorable outcome was achieved. Muscle flap of the case which presented D-3 waveform was partially necrosed. The case which detected blood flow poorly was judged to be the vascular obstruction of the internal thoracic artery. In the evaluation of blood flow in flaps using color Doppler ultrasonography, determination of not only basic blood flow information, such as the vascular distribution and diameter and flow velocity, but also the flow volume, vascular resistance, and arterial waveform is essential to elucidate the hemodynamics of the flap.

  9. The pedicled transverse partial latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap for reconstruction of the radiated partial mastectomy defect

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    Zachary Farris

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The pedicled partial latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap based on the transverse branch of the thoracodorsal artery is described as it offers several advantages for reconstruction of radiated partial mastectomy defects. It maintains bulk and vascularity while having a favorable morbidity profile compared to the total flap. Specifically, seroma rates and length of drain use should be reduced. The anatomical location of the transverse branch allows creation of the flap outside the radiated field. Further, the flap preserves the lateral and inferior portions of the latissimus dorsi and the muscle is not detached from its insertion allowing preservation of the posterior axillary fold. Finally, the transversely oriented skin paddle offers favorable scar healing.

  10. Flap Edge Noise Reduction Fins

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    Khorrami, Mehdi R. (Inventor); Choudhan, Meelan M. (Inventor)

    2015-01-01

    A flap of the type that is movably connected to an aircraft wing to provide control of an aircraft in flight includes opposite ends, wherein at least a first opposite end includes a plurality of substantially rigid, laterally extending protrusions that are spaced apart to form a plurality of fluidly interconnected passageways. The passageways have openings adjacent to upper and lower sides of the flap, and the passageways include a plurality of bends such that high pressure fluid flows from a high pressure region to a low pressure region to provide a boundary condition that inhibits noise resulting from airflow around the end of the flap.

  11. Disc replacement with temporalis myofascial flap pedlcled on the middle temporal artery and vein%应用颞中动静脉为蒂的颞肌筋膜瓣置换颞下颌关节盘

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    姜滨; 陈敏洁; 张善勇; 杨驰

    2009-01-01

    目的:介绍一种治疗中晚期颞下颌关节(temporomandibularjoint,TMJ)结构紊乱(internal derangement,ID)的手术方法,即以颞中动静脉为蒂的颞肌筋膜瓣(temporalis myofascial flap,TMF)置换关节盘.方法:对48例TMJ ID患者(52侧)进行颞中动静脉为蒂的颞肌筋膜瓣关节盘置换术.颞肌筋膜瓣血管蒂采用颞浅动静脉的分支一颞中动静脉,在关节盘切除后转移入关节间隙内.结果:所有手术均顺利完成.术后MRI显示,髁突与关节窝之间均由混合信号物质充填,两者完全隔开.结论:颞中动静脉为蒂的颞肌筋膜瓣是关节盘的良好替代物.

  12. Dancing girl flap: a new flap suitable for web release.

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    Shinya, K

    1999-12-01

    To create a deep web, a flap must be designed to have a high elongation effect in one direction along the mid-lateral line of the finger and also to have a shortening effect in the other direction, crossing at a right angle to the mid-lateral line. The dancing girl flap is a modification of a four-flap Z-plasty with two additional Z-plasties. It has a high elongation effect in one direction (>550%) and a shortening effect in the other direction at a right angle (<33%), creating a deep, U-shaped surface. This new flap can be used to release severe scar contracture with a web, and is most suitable for incomplete syndactyly with webs as high as the proximal interphalangeal joint.

  13. Radial forearm flaps as durable soft tissue coverage for local nationals being treated in the field hospital setting.

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    Hanna, Kh; Jeffery, Sla

    2013-03-01

    The current conflict in Afghanistan has seen the increasing use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) in insurgency attacks. In addition to the coalition forces killed and injured from these devices, local national civilians are also injured. Injuries often include amputations, open fractures and large areas of skin affected by fragmentation. Local national access to long-term care after an IED injury is limited, and often when the patient leaves a coalition hospital this concludes the care the patient will receive. Definitive, durable treatment options are needed for these patients. In the IED-injured patient with open extremity wounds and open metacarpal fractures, pedicled radial forearm flaps offer a suitable soft tissue coverage option. Four cases are reported on IED- injured Afghan patients treated at a Role 3 hospital facility.

  14. The effect of recombinant hirudin on rabbit ear flaps with venous insufficiency

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    Serdar Duzgun

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The effect of recombinant hirudin, which is the most powerful antithrombotic agent, on flaps with venous insufficiency was investigated. Oedema and congestion are frequent on flaps, causing necrosis unpredictably. Venous insufficiency and thrombosis are experimentally and clinically more frequent than arterial occlusion. Twenty-one adult New Zealand rabbits were used in this study. Skin flaps (3 × 6 cm were elevated on a 1-cm-wide pedicle on rabbit ears. The artery, nerve, and vein were exposed and examined with the aid of a surgical microscope. Venous insufficiency was established by cutting the vein and nerve. In the control group, no additional surgical or medical procedures were performed and the ear flap was inset to its original location. Subcutaneous low molecular weight heparin (LMWH; 320 IU/kg was administered to a second group of rabbits after the same surgery, and recombinant hirudin (2 μg was administered via the pedicle artery 5 minutes after the vein and nerve were bound and cut in a third group of rabbits. Compared with control and LMWH groups on day 3 and 7, the hirudin-treated group had less hair loss, lower oedema scores and less haematoma formation. Furthermore, a lower size of necrotic areas and an increase in the circulating area on day 7 was found in the hirudin-treated group. In addition, angiography revealed new vessel development (neovascularisation only in the hirudin group. On histologic sections, hirudin-treated animals had lower oedema, inflammation and congestion scores than animals in the other two groups. Thus, when administered into the ear flap through the pedicle as a pure recombinant preparation, hirudin increased flap survival by its antithrombotic effects and by accelerating neoangiogenesis. Recombinant hirudin may be used in clinical practice to treat flaps with venous problems and to increase survival rates.

  15. Functional treatment of metacarpal diaphyseal fractures by buddy taping: A prospective single-center study.

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    Jardin, Emmanuelle; Pechin, Caroline; Rey, Pierre-Bastien; Uhring, Julien; Obert, Laurent

    2016-02-01

    Metacarpal diaphyseal fractures are classically treated using a non-removable glove for 4 to 6 weeks. Here, we report the results of treatment by immediate active protected mobilization (buddy taping for four weeks) of minimally displaced M2 to M5 fractures. Fifty-four fractures (15 transverse or short oblique and 39 spiral or long oblique) in 51 patients were included during a one-year period; the average age of patients was 31 years. Clinical and radiographic assessments were carried out at day 15 and then months 1, 2 and 6 post-fracture. Thirty-one cases were reviewed at day 15, 27 at 1 month, and 22 at 2 months. The initial volar tilt was 26° on average for the short oblique or transverse fractures, and 11.5° for the long oblique or spiral fractures. Six fractures (11%) experienced 16.6° of secondary displacement on average. The fracture was healed in 37% of cases at 1 month, and in 100% of cases at 2 months in the patients who were reviewed clinically. Reduction in the QuickDASH and VAS for pain was evidence of fast functional recovery. The range of motion was comparable to that of the contralateral side in 90% cases after 2 months. Grip and pinch strength was 33% less than the contralateral side at 2 months. Although secondary displacement occurs in some cases, the functional results of this simple and practical treatment method are good after 2 months, as there is little pain, stiffness, strength loss and no cases of nonunion.

  16. Effects of racetrack exercise on third metacarpal and carpal bone of New Zealand thoroughbred horses.

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    Firth, E C; Rogers, C W; Jopson, N

    2000-12-01

    The response of equine bone to training has not been quantified in racetrack trained horses, only in treadmill exercised horses. Seven two-year-old thoroughbred fillies were trained on sand and grass at a racetrack, in a typical New Zealand flatrace training regime. The horses were exercised 6 days per week for up to 13 weeks. During the day the horses were confined in 4 x 4m sand yards, and were stalled at night. Another 7 fillies of the same age were allowed free exercise in grass yards. The bones of the animals were available after the 13 week experimental period, and were examined using a Siemens Somatom AR CT scanner. To quantify the response of epiphyseal bone, 3mm thick sagittal plane images of the carpus (through the middle of the medial condyle of distal radius) and the distal third metacarpal bone (Mc3) (immediately lateral and medial to the junction of the condyle and the median sagittal ridge) were studied. Appropriate areas of interest were chosen, and the mean tissue density equivalent (Houndsfield Units) was determined. In the carpus, there was a significant effect of exercise in the dorso-distal aspect of the radius (p<0.01), dorsal aspect of radial and third carpal bones (p<0.01 and p<0.001 respectively). In palmaro-distal subchondral bone of Mc3, there was a significant effect on the medial/lateral site (p<0.01), which differed between right and left legs, probably due to the effect of the horses having been trained in one direction around the training track. The mean tissue density of the Mc3 epiphysis of the exercised group was 36.8% greater than that of the non-exercised group (p<0.001). The study demonstrates that bone response is both rapid and substantial, which should prompt the use of non-invasive diagnostic aids to determine the stage of training in which tissue density changes occur.

  17. Salvianolic acid B enhances in vitro angiogenesis and improves skin flap survival in Sprague-Dawley rats.

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    Lay, Ing-Shiow; Hsieh, Cheng-Chu; Chiu, Jen-Hwey; Shiao, Ming-Shi; Lui, Wing-Yiu; Wu, Chew-Wun

    2003-12-01

    Insufficient angiogenesis and microcirculatory intravascular clotting have been implicated in the pathophysiology of skin flap failure. Salvianolic acid B (Sal B), isolated from Salvia miltiorrhiza, has been reported to enhance angiogenesis in vitro. This study was aimed to determine the efficacy of Sal B on ischemia-reperfusion injury of the skin flap in Sprague-Dawley rats. Sal B was administered intraperitoneally 2 h before operation, and on the 2nd and 4th days after surgical elevation of an extended epigastric adipocutaneous flap (5 x 7 cm) in ketamine-anesthetized rats. Flap ischemia was achieved by ligating the right superficial epigastric artery and vein and clamping the left superficial epigastric artery and vein for 3 h and then released. Percentage of flap necrosis area (FNA) and plasma levels of aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, creatinine, and malondialdehyde were measured at 7 days after the operation. Animals were divided into six groups, including: vehicle, Sal B low dose (5 mg/kg), Sal B high dose (50 mg/kg) and each with [mesh(+)] or without mesh [mesh(-)] placement. In the three groups with mesh(+), FNA in control flaps was 53.7 +/- 6.9%, whereas low-dose and high-dose Sal B significantly improved flap survival with FNA 27.4 +/- 3.8% and 25.3 +/- 4.3%, respectively (P mesh(-), control flaps were 35.9 +/- 4.5%, whereas high-dose Sal B also significantly improved flap survival with FNA 17.9 +/- 4.7% (P < 0.05, one-way ANOVA). There were no differences in aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, creatinine, or malondialdehyde between groups. We conclude that Sal B attenuates ischemia-reperfusion injury of skin flap, and provides therapeutic potential in reconstructive plastic surgery.

  18. Monolithically Integrated Micro Flapping Vehicles

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    2012-08-01

    Mechanical Logic • Memory Mm-Scale Ground Mobility Actuation & Mechanisms Ultrasonic Motors Reversible Adhesion Platform Design...MEMS Mm-Scale Ground Mobility PiezoMEMS Haltere Actuation & Mechanisms Ultrasonic Motors Reversible Adhesion Platform Design Flapping

  19. Active Control of Long Bridges Using Flaps

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    Hansen, H. I.; Thoft-Christensen, Palle

    The main problem in designing ultra-long span suspension bridges is flutter. A solution to this problem might be to introduce an active flap control system to increase the flutter wind velocity. The investigated flap control system consists of flaps integrated in the bridge girder so each flap...... is the streamlined part of the edge of the girder. Additional aerodynamic derivatives are shown for the flaps and it is shown how methods already developed can be used to estimate the flutter wind velocity for a bridge section with flaps. As an example, the flutter wind velocity is calculated for different flap...... configurations for a bridge section model by using aerodynamic derivatives for a flat plate. The example shows that different flap configurations can either increase or decrease the flutter wind velocity. for optimal flap configurations flutter will not occur....

  20. [Outcome of relaying anterolateral thigh perforator flap in resurfacing the donor site wound following free anteromedial thigh perforator flap transfer for reconstruction of defect after oral tumor radical resection].

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    Song, D J; Li, Z; Zhou, X; Zhang, Y X; Peng, X W; Zhou, B; Lyu, C L; Yang, L C; Peng, W

    2017-02-20

    Objective: To observe the outcome of relaying anterolateral thigh (ALT) perforator flap in resurfacing the donor site wound following free anteromedial thigh (AMT) perforator flap transfer for reconstruction of defect after oral tumor radical resection. Methods: From January 2013 to January 2016, 28 patients with oral tumor underwent radical resection in our hospital, leaving defects with size ranged from 6.5 cm×3.5 cm to 11.0 cm×7.5 cm which were reconstructed by free AMT perforator flaps with size ranged from 7.0 cm×4.0 cm to 12.0 cm×8.0 cm. All the arteries of AMT perforators were anastomosed with superior thyroid arteries, while the venae comitants were anastomosed with superior thyroid venae or internal jugular venae. The donor site wounds of free AMT perforator flaps were reconstructed by relaying ALT perforator flaps with size ranged from 8.0 cm×3.5 cm to 14.0 cm×7.5 cm. The relaying ALT perforator flap and wound edge were closed directly with layer interrupted suture. Postoperatively, the patients stayed in bed and received diet through nasal feeding tube, and the ordinary diet and lower extremity exercise were carried out from one week after operation. Results: The AMT and ALT perforators existed consistently in all patients. In 16 patients the venae comitants of AMT perforator arteries were anastomosed with superior thyroid venae in end-to-end fashion, while in 12 patients with internal jugular venae in end-to-side fashion. All flaps survived uneventfully about 2 weeks after operation, and the wounds healed smoothly. All patients were followed up for 6 to 30 months after operation. The sites repaired with free AMT perforator flaps were not bulky in appearance, with two-point discrimination distances ranged from 8 to 15 mm. The movement of tongue was not obviously affected, and patients could speak and eat normally. The texture and color of the sites repaired with relaying ALT perforator flaps were close to those of the adjacent tissue, and the two

  1. 空心钉结合带筋膜跗外侧血管蒂骰骨骨膜瓣移位治疗距骨颈骨折%Cannulated screws combined with transposition of cuboid periosteal flap pedicled with fascia and lateral tarsal artery in the treatment of talus neck fractures

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    周炎; 刘世清; 瞿新丛; 廖琦; 余铃; 黄涛

    2014-01-01

    目的 探讨空心钉结合带筋膜跗外侧血管蒂骰骨骨膜瓣移位治疗距骨颈骨折的手术方法及临床疗效. 方法 2008年3月至2011年6月,对收治的12例距骨颈骨折采用空心钉结合带筋膜跗外侧血管蒂骰骨骨膜瓣移位治疗.术后非负重功能位外固定12~14周,并根据X线片显示骨折愈合情况确定负重时间.末次随访时根据美国足与踝关节外科协会踝与后足功能评分系统评价术后功能. 结果 12例术后随访12 ~ 48个月,平均24个月.1例出现切口皮缘坏死,经换药处理后愈合.距骨颈骨折均获愈合,愈合时间为16~ 24周,平均20周.末次随访时AOFAS踝与后足功能评分为55~ 96分,平均82.5分,其中优4例,良5例,可3例.2例发生距下关节轻度创伤性关节炎,口服消炎镇痛药后疼痛缓解;1例发生距骨体缺血性坏死,X线片显示距骨体骨质硬化,但未塌陷,嘱患者减少负重并定期随访观察. 结论 应用空心钉结合带筋膜跗外侧血管蒂骰骨骨膜瓣移位治疗距骨颈骨折,能改善距骨体血供,降低距骨缺血性坏死的发生,是有效的治疗手段.%Objective To investigate the surgical techniques and clinical efficacy of cannulated screws combined with transposition of cuboid periosteal flap pedicled with fascia and lateral tarsal artery in the treatment of talus neck fractures.Methods From March 2008 to June 2011,12 cases with talus neck fractures were treated with cannulated screws combined with transposition of cuboid periosteal flap pedicled with fascia and lateral tarsal artery.External fixation in functional position for 12-14 weeks,and the load time was determined by X-ray fracture healing.Functional results were assessed according to AOFAS (American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society) score at last follow-up.Results Twelve cases were followed up for an average of 24 months (12 to 48 months).One case of skin flap necrosis healed by dressing.All the fractures healed

  2. The rat saphenous flap: a fasciocutaneous free flap model without panniculus carnosus.

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    Mutaf, M; Tasaki, Y; Tanaka, K; Fujii, T

    1995-10-01

    The rat saphenous flap is described as a new experimental model for free flap studies. This is a fasciocutaneous free flap based on the saphenofemoral vascular pedicle. The flap may include the entire medial aspect of the lower leg between the knee and ankle. Thirty flaps were harvested from 15 inbred rats. Each flap was transferred to the anterior neck of a recipient rat of the same inbred strain so that 15 flaps were vascularized free flaps using the standard end-to-end microvascular technique and the other 15 flaps were nonvascularized free grafts. All but two (technical failure) of the vascularized flaps showed complete survival, whereas all nonvascularized flaps completely necrosed 2 weeks after transfer. It was concluded that the rat saphenous flap has several advantages such as a long and consistent vascular pedicle, ease of harvest, and an all-or-none survival pattern. Furthermore, as a unique feature of this flap, histological analysis revealed that the rat saphenous flap is composed of the skin and underlying fascia without panniculus carnosus. We therefore suggest that the rat saphenous flap is the first true fasciocutaneous free flap model in the rat. In this paper, in addition to illustrating the anatomy of the saphenous vessels and describing a new fasciocutaneous free flap model based on these vessels, we have documented some anatomical details of the rat leg that have never been described in the literature related to the rat anatomy.

  3. Buried free flaps in head and neck reconstruction: higher risk of free flap failure?

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    Reiter, M; Harréus, U; Kisser, U; Betz, C S; Baumeister, Ph

    2017-01-01

    Thrombosis of the pedicle is central to free flap failure, and early revision of a compromised flap is the key to successfully salvage a flap. Therefore, the majority of free flaps in reconstructive head and neck surgery are used with the ability to visually examine the flap. Sometimes, due to intra-operative circumstances, it is necessary to use a flap that cannot be monitored externally. These flaps are called buried flaps and have the reputation of being put at risk. The current literature provides only limited data to support or disprove this position. A single institution retrospective review of patient charts between 2007 and 2015 was performed. Flap monitoring was carried out with hand-held Doppler of the pedicle hourly for the first 72 h in all cases. Additional duplex ultrasound was performed in the majority of buried flaps. A total of 437 flaps were included into the study. 37 flaps (7.8 %) were identified to fulfill the criteria of a buried free flap. In total, four patients had complications, three of which required operative reexploration. All interventions were successful, resulting in no flap loss in our series. An accurate operation technique combined with meticulous monitoring protocols supported by duplex ultrasound can result in satisfactory outcome of buried flaps. No enhanced risk of flap loss of buried flaps was found in our cohort.

  4. Metacarpal index by digital X-ray radiogrammetry: normative reference values and comparison with dual X-ray absorptiometry

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    Hyldstrup, Lars; Nielsen, S P

    2001-01-01

    database for women is presented. It has its maximum in the third decade, and a moderate biologic variation that seems to decline with age. It was found that DXR-MCI was independent of body weight and body surface area, whereas all DXA-BMD values were significantly dependent on them. Body height...... to individual metacarpal bone length. DXR-MCI correlated significantly with DXA-BMD at the sites measured, and particularly well with that of the distal radius (r = 0.67; p

  5. Free peroneal perforator-based sural neurofasciocutaneous flaps for reconstruction of hand and forearm

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    CAI Pei-hua; LIU Sheng-he; CHAI Yi-min; WANG Hai-ming; RUAN Hong-jiang; FAN Cun-yi

    2009-01-01

    Background Sural neurofasciocutaneous flap has been popularly used as an excellent option for the coverage of soft tissue defects in the lower third of leg, ankle and foot, but its free transplantation has been rarely reported. The objective of our work was to investigate the operative technique and clinical results of repairing the soft tissue defects of hand and forearm with free peroneal perforator-based sural neurofasciocutaneous flap. Methods Between May 2006 and March 2007, 10 patients including 7 men and 3 women were treated. Their ages ranged from 22 to 51 years. They presented to emergency with large soft tissue defects of 16 cm × 7 cm to 24 cm × 10 cm in size in hand and forearm after injured by motor vehicle accidents (2 cases) or crushed by machine (8 cases). Thorough debridements and primary treatments to associated tendon ruptures or bone fractures were performed on emergency. And free peroneal perforator-based sural neurofasciocutaneous flaps were transplanted when the wound areas were stable at 5 to 7 days after emergency treatment. The flaps were designed along the axis of the sural nerve according to the shape and size of the soft tissue defects, with the peroneal perforator above the lateral malleolus as the pedicle and along with a part of the peroneal artery for vascular anastomosis. Then the flaps were harvested to repair the recipient sites with the pereneal artery anastomosed to the radial (or ulnar) artery and the peroneal veins to one of the radial (or ulnar) veins and the cephalic vein respectively. The flap sizes ranged from 18 cm × 8 cm to 25 cm × 12 cm. The donor areas were closed by skin grafts. Results All of the 10 flaps survived after surgeries. Marginal necrosis occurred in only 2 cases. The skin grafts survived entirely in the donor sites, and no obvious influence on the donor legs was observed. All of the transplanted flaps presented favourable contours and good functions at 9 to 12 months' follow-up. Conclusions Peroneal

  6. Salter-Harris type II metacarpal and metatarsal fracture in three foals. Treatment by minimally-invasive lag screw osteosynthesis combined with external coaptation.

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    Klopfenstein Bregger, Micaël D; Fürst, Anton E; Kircher, Patrick R; Kluge, Katharina; Kummer, Martin

    2016-05-18

    To describe minimally-invasive lag screw osteosynthesis combined with external coaptation for the treatment of Salter-Harris type II third metacarpal and third metatarsal bone fractures. Three foals aged two weeks to four months with a Salter-Harris type II third metacarpal or third metatarsal fracture. Surgery was carried out under general anaesthesia in lateral recumbency. After fracture reduction, the metaphyseal fragment was stabilized with two cortical screws placed in lag fashion under fluoroscopic control. A cast was applied for at least two weeks. All foals had a good outcome with complete fracture healing and return to complete soundness without any angular limb deformity. All foals had moderate transient digital hyperextension after cast removal. Internal fixation of Salter-Harris type II third metacarpal or third metatarsal fractures with two cortical screws in lag fashion, combined with external coaptation provided good stabilization and preserved the longitudinal growth potential of the injured physis.

  7. Sensorineural deafness, abnormal genitalia, synostosis of metacarpals and metatarsals 4 and 5, and mental retardation: description of a second patient and exclusion of HOXD13.

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    Mendioroz, Jacobo; Fernández-Toral, Joaquín; Suárez, Etelvina; López-Grondona, Fermina; Kjaer, Klaus W; Bermejo, Eva; Martínez-Frías, María Luisa

    2005-06-01

    In 1988 Pfeiffer and Kapferer reported on a patient with sensorineural deafness, psychomotor delay, hypospadias, cerebral manifestations, and bilateral synostosis of the 4th and 5th metacarpals and metatarsals. Synostosis of the 4th and 5th metacarpals and metatarsals is a very rare defect that has been described as an isolated Mendelian defect, as part of multiple congenital anomaly (MCA) patterns, and in different syndromes. Among a total of 2,023,155 liveborn infants in the Spanish Collaborative Study of Congenital Malformations (ECEMC), we observed only two cases with this type of metacarpal fusion, for a frequency of 1/1,011,577. One had the isolated defect, and the other one that we are describing here, had an MCA pattern similar to that described by Pfeiffer and Kapferer [1988]. We tested HOXD13 but did not find any mutations in exons and intron-exon boundaries. To our knowledge this case is the second one reported with this syndrome.

  8. Contralateral breast symmetrisation in unilateral DIEP flap breast reconstruction.

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    Wade, Ryckie G; Marongiu, Francesco; Sassoon, Elaine M; Haywood, Richard M; Ali, Rozina S; Figus, Andrea

    2016-10-01

    Women undergoing unilateral deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction may be offered a contralateral symmetrisation either at the time of reconstruction (simultaneous/immediate) or at a later stage (delayed). Simultaneous contralateral breast symmetrisation may be more beneficial to patients and healthcare institutions by avoiding staged surgery, although there is limited evidence on which to base practice. This deficit formed the rationale for our study. The primary outcome was the overall rate of revision surgery. Over a 6-year period, this prospective cohort study recorded the demographics, cancer treatments and operative outcomes of all consecutive unilateral DIEP flap breast reconstructions with or without contralateral symmetrising surgery. Patients were categorised into three groups: (1) simultaneous symmetrisation, 2) delayed symmetrisation and (3) no symmetrisation for comparative analysis. During the study period, 371 women underwent unilateral DIEP flap breast reconstruction 194 (52.3%) were not symmetrised, 155 (41.8%) were simultaneously symmetrised and 22 (5.9%) underwent delayed symmetrisation. Simultaneous symmetrisation of the contralateral breast and unilateral DIEP flap breast reconstruction increased the mean total operative time by 28 min. There were no differences in the rates of peri-operative complications. There were significantly higher rates of all-cause revision surgery (OR 3.97 [1.58, 9.94], p = 0.003) in women undergoing delayed symmetrisation, because of higher rates of revision lipomodelling, scar revision and revision contralateral symmetrisation. Simultaneous contralateral breast symmetrisation was associated with a lower risk of all-cause revision surgery. It is safe, beneficial and likely to be more cost-effective for women undergoing unilateral free DIEP flap breast reconstruction. Copyright © 2016 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier

  9. A morphological study of variations in the branching pattern and termination of the radial artery.

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    Gupta, C; Ray, B; Dsouza, A S; Nair, N; Pai, S R; Manju, M

    2012-03-01

    Coronary artery bypass grafting is an established means of treating advanced coronary artery disease. In recent years, there has been an increased interest in the radial artery as an entry route during coronary angiography. Accurate knowledge of the branching pattern of this artery and its relation to surrounding structures is of great importance in the care of surgical patients. This study was conducted on 75 formalin-fixed upper limbs in order to note the variations in the branching pattern and termination of the radial artery. The radial artery divided into three branches in 2.7% of cases and into two branches in 52.0% of cases. The radial recurrent artery originated from the brachial artery instead of the radial artery in 12.0% of cases. The radial recurrent artery, palmar carpal artery, first dorsal metacarpal artery and superficial palmar artery were absent in 1.3%, 26.7%, 9.3% and 5.3% of cases, respectively. 6.7% of cases had a high origin of the superficial palmar artery. The rich photographic documentation of the variation of branching pattern and termination of radial artery is not only of academic interest but also useful to surgeons and radiologists working in the same area.

  10. Treatment of degloving injury involving multiple fingers with combined abdominal superficial fascial flap, dorsalis pedis flap, dorsal toe flap, and toe-web flap.

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    Han, Fengshan; Wang, Guangnan; Li, Gaoshan; Ping, Juan; Mao, Zhi

    2015-01-01

    Our aim was to summarize the treatment of degloving injury involving multiple fingers using combined abdominal superficial fascial flap, dorsalis pedis flap, dorsal toe flap, and toe-web flap. Each degloved finger was debrided under microscopic guidance and embedded in the superficial layer of the abdominal fascia. The abdominal skin was sutured to the skin on the back and side of the hand to promote circumferential healing. After removal, the only remaining injured region was on the flexor surface, and this was repaired by multiple dorsal toe flaps, toe-web flaps, and dorsalis pedis flaps to provide blood vessels and sensory nerves. All fingers had proper flap thickness 3-6 months after surgery, and required only lateral Z-plasty modification with web deepening and widening to narrow the fingers and extend their relative length. We completed flap-graft and finger narrowing for 25 fingers in eight patients. Abdominal skin flaps and dorsal toe flaps were grafted, and resulted in both firmness and softness, providing finger flexibility. The dorsal toe flap provided good blood circulation and sensory nerves, and was used to cover the finger-flexor surface to regain sensation and stability when holding objects. During the 1-8 years of follow-up, sensation on the finger-flexor side recovered to the S3-4 level, and patient satisfaction based on the Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire was 4-5. Flap ulcers or bone/tendon necrosis were not observed. Treatment of degloving injury involving multiple fingers with combined abdominal superficial fascial flap, dorsalis pedis flap, dorsal toe flap, and toe-web flap was effective and reliable.

  11. PIV Measurements on a Blowing Flap

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    Hutcheson, Florence V.; Stead, Daniel J.

    2004-01-01

    PIV measurements of the flow in the region of a flap side edge are presented for several blowing flap configurations. The test model is a NACA 63(sub 2)-215 Hicks Mod-B main-element airfoil with a half-span Fowler flap. Air is blown from small slots located along the flap side edge on either the top, bottom or side surfaces. The test set up is described and flow measurements for a baseline and three blowing flap configurations are presented. The effects that the flap tip jets have on the structure of the flap side edge flow are discussed for each of the flap configurations tested. The results indicate that blowing air from a slot located along the top surface of the flap greatly weakened the top vortex system and pushed it further off the top surface. Blowing from the bottom flap surface kept the strong side vortex further outboard while blowing from the side surface only strengthened the vortex system or accelerated the merging of the side vortex to the flap top surface. It is concluded that blowing from the top or bottom surfaces of the flap may lead to a reduction of flap side edge noise.

  12. Combined posterior flap and anterior suspended flap dacryocystorhinostomy: A modification of external dacryocystorhinostomy

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    Amarendra Deka

    2010-01-01

    Conclusion : We believe that combined posterior flap and anterior suspended flap DCR technique is simple to perform and has the advantage of both double flap DCR and anterior suspension of anterior flaps. The results of the study showed the efficacy of this simple modification.

  13. Comparison of outcomes of pressure sore reconstructions among perforator flaps, perforator-based rotation fasciocutaneous flaps, and musculocutaneous flaps.

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    Kuo, Pao-Jen; Chew, Khong-Yik; Kuo, Yur-Ren; Lin, Pao-Yuan

    2014-10-01

    Pressure sore reconstruction remains a significant challenge for plastic surgeons due to its high postoperative complication and recurrence rates. Free-style perforator flap, fasciocutaeous flap, and musculocutaneous flap are the most common options in pressure sore reconstructions. Our study compared the postoperative complications among these three flaps at Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. From 2003 to 2012, 99 patients (54 men and 45 women) with grade III or IV pressure sores received regional flap reconstruction, consisting of three cohorts: group A, 35 free-style perforator-based flaps; group B, 37 gluteal rotation fasciocutaneous flaps; and group C, 27 musculocutaneous or muscle combined with fasciocutaneous flap. Wound complications such as wound infection, dehiscence, seroma formation of the donor site, partial or complete flap loss, and recurrence were reviewed. The mean follow-up period for group A was 24.2 months, 20.8 months in group B, and 19.0 months for group C. The overall complication rate was 22.9%, 32.4%, and 22.2% in groups A, B, and C, respectively. The flap necrosis rate was 11.4%, 13.5%, and 0% in groups A, B, and C, respectively. There was no statistical significance regarding complication rate and flap necrosis rate among different groups. In our study, the differences of complication rates and flap necrosis rate between these groups were not statistically significant. Further investigations should be conducted. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  14. A Novel Adhesion Index for Verifying the Extent of Adhesion for the Extensor Digitorum Communis in Patients with Metacarpal Fractures

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    Lai, Ting-Yu; Chen, Hsiao-I; Shih, Cho-Chiang; Kuo, Li-Chieh; Hsu, Hsiu-Yun; Huang, Chih-Chung

    2016-01-01

    This study aims to determine if the relative displacement between the extensor digitorum communis (EDC) tendon and its surrounding tissues can be used as an adhesion index (AI) for assessing adhesion in metacarpal fractures by comparing two clinical measures, namely single-digit-force and extensor lag (i.e., the difference between passive extension and full active extension). The Fisher–Tippett block-matching method and a Kalman-filter algorithm were used to determine the relative displacements in 39 healthy subjects and 8 patients with metacarpal fractures. A goniometer was used to measure the extensor lag, and a force sensor was used to measure the single-digit-force. Measurements were obtained twice for each patient to evaluate the performance of the AI in assessing the progress of rehabilitation. The Pearson correlation coefficient was calculated to quantify the various correlations between the AI, extensor lag, and single-digit-force. The results showed strong correlations between the AI and the extensor lag, the AI and the single-digit-force, and the extensor lag and the single-digit-force (r = 0.718, −0.849, and −0.741; P = 0.002, P < 0.001, and P = 0.001, respectively). The AI in the patients gradually decreased after continuous rehabilitation, but remained higher than that of healthy participants. PMID:27492808

  15. Traumatic Forefoot Reconstructions With Free Perforator Flaps.

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    Zhu, Yue-Liang; He, Xiao-Qing; Wang, Yi; Lv, Qian; Fan, Xin-Yv; Xu, Yong-Qing

    2015-01-01

    The forefoot is critical to normal walking; thus, any reconstruction of forefoot defects, including the soft tissues, must be carefully done. The free perforator flap, with its physiologic circulation, lower donor site morbidity, and minimal thickness is the most popular technique in plastic and microsurgery, and is theoretically the most suitable for such forefoot reconstruction. However, these flaps are generally recognized as more difficult and time-consuming to create than other flaps. In 41 patients with traumatic forefoot defects, we reconstructed the forefoot integument using 5 types of free perforator flaps. The overall functional and cosmetic outcomes were excellent. Three flaps required repeat exploration; one survived. The most common complications were insufficient perfusion and the need for second debulking. The key to our success was thoroughly debriding devitalized bone and soft tissue before attaching the flap. Forefoot reconstruction with a free perforator flap provides better function, better cosmesis, better weightbearing, and better gait than the other flaps we have used.

  16. Refinement of Nasal Reconstruction with a V/Y-alar-perforator Flap

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    Langer, Martin F.; Roldán, J. Camilo

    2017-01-01

    Background: The ala of the nose is vascularized by a dense net of perforators originating from the lateral nasal artery or the angular artery. These vessels reach the ala in a cascade fashion from the alar groove/lateral nasal wall. Based on these vessels, a V/Y flap can be dissected with a wide range of mobility. Materials and Methods: Nineteen patients underwent reconstruction of the nose by means of a V/Y-alar-perforator flap alone or in combination with a myocutaneous rotation flap from the lateral nasal wall and/or from the nasal dorsum for reconstruction of defects at the nasal tip, ala of the nose, and/or lateral nasal wall. All patients were followed up 8 months after surgery in average. Results: There was no prolonged congestion or any tissue loss. All patients presented postoperatively with excellent aesthetic results, and no nasal distortion was observed. Conclusion: The V/Y-alar-perforator flap alone or in combination with a myocutaneous rotation flap proved to be a reliable tool in the armamentarium for reconstruction of nasal tip and alar defects providing good aesthetic results. PMID:28203497

  17. Refinement of Nasal Reconstruction with a V/Y-alar-perforator Flap.

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    Feinendegen, Dominik L; Langer, Martin F; Roldán, J Camilo

    2017-01-01

    The ala of the nose is vascularized by a dense net of perforators originating from the lateral nasal artery or the angular artery. These vessels reach the ala in a cascade fashion from the alar groove/lateral nasal wall. Based on these vessels, a V/Y flap can be dissected with a wide range of mobility. Nineteen patients underwent reconstruction of the nose by means of a V/Y-alar-perforator flap alone or in combination with a myocutaneous rotation flap from the lateral nasal wall and/or from the nasal dorsum for reconstruction of defects at the nasal tip, ala of the nose, and/or lateral nasal wall. All patients were followed up 8 months after surgery in average. There was no prolonged congestion or any tissue loss. All patients presented postoperatively with excellent aesthetic results, and no nasal distortion was observed. The V/Y-alar-perforator flap alone or in combination with a myocutaneous rotation flap proved to be a reliable tool in the armamentarium for reconstruction of nasal tip and alar defects providing good aesthetic results.

  18. Breast-Volume Displacement Using an Extended Glandular Flap for Small Dense Breasts

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    Tomoko Ogawa

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available We defined the glandular flap including fat in the subclavicular area as an extended glandular flap, which has been used for breast-conserving reconstruction in the upper portion of the breast. Indication. The excision volume was 20% to 40% of the breast volume, and the breast density was dense. Surgical Technique. The upper edge of the breast at the subclavicular area was drawn in the standing position before surgery. After partial mastectomy, an extended glandular flap was made by freeing the breast from both the skin and the pectoralis fascia up to the preoperative marking in the subclavicular area. It is important to keep the perforators of the internal mammary artery and/or the branches of the lateral thoracic artery intact while making the flap. Results. Seventeen patients underwent remodeling using an extended glandular flap. The cosmetic results at 1 year after the operation: excellent in 11, good in 1, fair in 3, and poor in 2. All cases of unacceptable outcome except one were cases with complications, and more than 30% resection of moderate or large size breasts did not obtain an excellent result for long-term followup. Conclusion. This technique is useful for performing the breast-conserving reconstruction of small dense breasts.

  19. Wound coverage of plantar metatarsal ulcers in leprosy using a toe web flap

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    Joshua J

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Plantar metatarsal ulcers and sinuses are frequently seen problems in anaesthetic feet in leprosy. They may occur singly or as multiple sinuses. Many flaps have been described in the management of small defects of the forefoot. During the course of four years, from March 2000 to February 2004, a total of 708 plantar metatarsal ulcers in anaesthetic feet due to leprosy were seen. 280 surgeries were performed on 257 cases. Most of these were debridement and or excision of the metatarsophalangeal joints through a dorsal incision. Thirteen cases were dealt with by a toe web flap, using the plantar metatarsal artery as the source of supply to the flap. Nine were to cover defects under the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint. Three were to cover defects under the second and third metatarsophalangeal joints and one involved coverage of a defect under the 5th metatarsophalangeal joint. In all cases except the last, the big toe contributed the flap. In the last case the fourth toe was the donor. In all cases the flaps survived and did well. The secondary defects were covered with split thickness skin graft. Wound dehiscence was seen in one case and recurrence of a sinus, was seen in one case. Hyperkeratosis of the secondary defect was seen in three cases. Follow up ranged from 3 years to six months. We found this flap to be durable and safe with little chance of recurrence when used to cover plantar metatarsal ulcers.

  20. Use of twin dorsal middle phalangeal finger flaps for thumb or index finger reconstruction.

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    Qi, W; Chen, K J

    2013-05-01

    Amputation or degloving injuries of the thumb or index finger are highly disabling. We describe the use of twin dorsal middle finger flaps harvested from the dorsal aspects of the middle and ring fingers, and based on one palmar proper digital artery, its venae comitantes, and the dorsal branches of the palmar digital nerves of the middle and ring fingers, respectively. These flaps offer advantages when large soft tissue defects of the thumb or index finger are present. In this study, twin dorsal middle finger flaps were used in nine patients (six thumbs, three index fingers). All flaps completely survived. At the mean follow-up of 20 months, the appearance of the reconstructed thumbs or index fingers was acceptable, the length was maintained, and the mean static 2-point discrimination values were 10 mm in the palmar flap and 13 mm in the dorsal flap of the reconstructed digit. All patients were satisfied with the appearance and mobility of the donor fingers. All but one donor finger showed normal finger pulp sensibility, with a static 2-point discrimination between 3 and 6 mm.

  1. THORACO - ABDOMINAL FLAP FOR RESURFACING LARGE POST MASTECTOMY DEFECTS IN LOCALLY ADVANCED CA. BREAST

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    Srinivasa Rao

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    Full Text Available Covering of large wounds after mastectomy in locally advanced Ca breast with skin that can withstand radiotherapy is a challenge to the surgeon. Here this study we used a local advancement flap from the adjacent area called Thoraco - A bdominal F la p (TA flap for such giant defects. This is based on superficial and lumbar arteries and is thick to with stand consequent RT . MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of the total 107 cases of LABC 32 had post mastectomy defects of larger than 12 cm and could not be closed by simple approximation. Among the 32 cases 17 cases are covered by split thickness skin grafting. 15 cases are covered by TA flap. These cases are assessed for mean operating time, mean blood loss, post - operative stay, flap necrosis and viability of the f lap after radiotherapy. RESULTS: There is minimal extra time or blood loss in these cases . All the flaps healed well except for small edge necrosis in 4 cases. In all the patients we could start radiotherapy in the fourth week of surgery and all the flaps withstood RT well. After further evaluation probably this can be recommended as procedure for giant post mastectomy defects particularly for those who require RT early

  2. Fibular free flap reconstruction for the management of advanced bilateral mandibular osteoradionecrosis.

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    Shan, Xiao-Feng; Li, Ru-Huang; Lu, Xu-Guang; Cai, Zhi-Gang; Zhang, Jie; Zhang, Jian-Guo

    2015-03-01

    Fibular osteoseptocutaneous flap has been widely used for unilateral mandibular reconstruction. However, reports about the effects of fibular osteoseptocutaneous flap for the reconstruction of bilateral mandibular defects are limited. In this study, we used free vascularized fibular flaps to successfully manage bilateral mandibular osteoradionecrosis(ORN) in 5 patients. Functional aspects were evaluated during the reconstruction process. All 5 patients had bilateral refractory ORN of the mandible and underwent radical resection between 2003 and 2011. The reconstruction surgery was performed in 2 stages using 2 free fibular flaps in 3 patients. In the other 2 patients, reconstruction was performed in a single stage using 2 separate flaps prepared from a single fibula. All patients had a healthy mandibular symphysis and meniscus of the temporomandibular joint, and these structures were preserved during the reconstruction.Of the 10 defects involving the mandible sides, 9 were successfully reconstructed. One microvascular composite flap failed because of radiation injury to the arterial endothelium at the recipient site. After the treatments, all patients had good esthetic and functional outcomes. Preoperative clinical features such as trismus and dysphagia were also markedly improved. Our surgical method may be an effective alternative for the clinical management of advanced bilateral mandibular ORN.

  3. Fibular flap for mandible reconstruction in osteoradionecrosis of the jaw: selection criteria of fibula flap

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    Kim, Ji-Wan; Hwang, Jong-Hyun; Ahn, Kang-Min

    2016-01-01

    Background Osteoradionecrosis is the most dreadful complication after head and neck irradiation. Orocutaneous fistula makes patients difficult to eat food. Fibular free flap is the choice of the flap for mandibular reconstruction. Osteocutaneous flap can reconstruct both hard and soft tissues simultaneously. This study was to investigate the success rate and results of the free fibular flap for osteoradionecrosis of the mandible and which side of the flap should be harvested for better recons...

  4. 桡动脉返支骨瓣移植治疗手舟骨AO-B型陈旧性骨折%Application of bone flap pedicled on retrograde branch of radial artery for treatment of old scaphoid bone fractures of type AO-B

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    孙庆鹏

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨应用桡动脉茎突返支骨瓣治疗手舟骨AO-B型陈旧性骨折的临床疗效。方法:2007年10月到2011年10月采用桡动脉返支骨瓣移植术治疗41例陈旧性手舟骨骨折患者,男26例,女15例;年龄16~43岁,平均(27.3±4.5)岁;手术前病程6~22个月,平均11个月。均属于AO分型的B型,即手舟骨腰部陈旧性骨折。术前及术后6个月复查时对所有患者腕部功能依据Cooney腕关节评分系统评分,同时在随访过程中注意观察患者骨愈合情况。结果:36例患者获完整随访,随访时间4~15个月,平均(8.3±2.4)个月。所用患者手术切口愈合良好,无感染等并发症发生。随访过程中影像学证实骨折均完全愈合,患者Cooney腕关节评分由术前53.61±13.97提高到术后的81.81±8.71(P<0.01)。末次随访时疗效优13例,良8例,中15例。结论:桡动脉返支骨瓣移植术是一有效治疗陈旧性手舟骨骨折的方法,其治疗方法科学、疗效确切,具有较高的临床应用价值。%Objective:To investigate application of the bone flap pedicled on the retrograde branch of radial artery for treatment of old scaphoid bone fractures of type AO-B. Methods:From October 2007 to October 2011,41 patients with old scaphoid bone fractures of type AO-B were treated by transplantation of the bone flap pedicled on the retrograde branch of ra⁃dial artery including 26 males and 15 females with an average of(27.3 ± 4.5)years old ranging from 16 to 43 years old. The courses before operation ranged from 6 to 22 months with an average of 11 months. All fractures belonged to the type B of AO classification,that is old wrist fracture of scaphoid bone. All patients' wrist function(pain,function,motion,grip strength) were evaluated by Cooney's modified wrist scoring system before and 6 months after operation,and the conditions of bone heal⁃ing were observed during the follow up time. Results

  5. Three-dimensional anatomical vascular distribution in the pectoralis major myocutaneous flap.

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    Rikimaru, Hideaki; Kiyokawa, Kensuke; Inoue, Youjirou; Tai, Yoshiaki

    2005-04-15

    In head and neck reconstruction, the pectoralis major myocutaneous flap, located adjacent to the area of reconstruction, is a very useful and easy-to-prepare flap. However, it is reported to have an unstable blood circulation that could result in partial necrosis of the skin island. The current study investigated the detailed three-dimensional vascular network in the flap to establish a method of preparation with a stable circulation. The pectoralis major muscle and the anterior chest skin on 12 sides of eight fresh cadavers were subjected to angiographic procedures in which contrast medium was injected selectively to the internal thoracic artery and the thoracoacromial artery. On another fresh cadaver, resin was injected in the same manner, and a clear specimen of the pectoralis major myocutaneous flap was prepared. The pectoralis major muscle consists of two anatomical vascular territories that the choke vessels in the muscle at the level of the fourth costal cartilage divide into cranial and caudal sides. The chest skin area on the caudal side where the skin island of the flap is prepared receives its blood supply from a dense anastomotic network formed by the fourth, fifth, and sixth intercostal perforating branches. The blood flow in the pectoral branch of the thoracoacromial artery runs through the choke vessels that dilate at the elevation of the pectoralis major myocutaneous flap, first into the fourth intercostal perforating branches; then to the anastomotic vascular network of the fourth, fifth, and sixth intercostal perforating branches; and finally to reach the periphery of the skin island.

  6. Preservation of venous outflow improves transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap survival following vascular delay.

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    Tsoutsos, D; Gravvanis, A; Kakagia, D; Ghali, S; Papalois, A

    2009-01-01

    The rat abdominal island model has proved to be a reliable and reproducible model for the study of surgical delay procedures. It has been customary to simultaneously divide both the artery and the accompanying vein to obtain maximum survival of the rat TRAM flap undergoing delay procedure. This study evaluates the effect of selective arterial interruption compared to standard vascular delay on flap survival in the rat TRAM flap model. Thirty-six Wistar rats were randomly assigned to three groups (n=12), depending on the vascular ligation selected for the initial experimental delay stage. In group A (control group) no vessels were ligated. In group B the right deep inferior epigastric vessels were preserved and the right superior and left inferior and superior deep vessels were ligated. In group C the right inferior epigastric vessels and the left inferior epigastric vein were preserved while superior epigastric vessels and the left inferior epigastric artery were ligated. For the second stage one week later, TRAM flaps were elevated based on the right deep inferior epigastric vessels, re-inset in their original position and digitally photographed. Skin island viability was determined 96 hours later using digital photography and image-analysis software SigmaScan (SPSS, Inc., Chicago, IL). The percentage of flap survival in control group A was 50+/-6%, in group B 60+/-4% and in group C 85+/-4%. The occlusion of the three vascular pairs in group B improved the survival percentage in comparison to the control group A, but this did not achieve statistical significance. In contrast, the percentage of flap survival in control group C was statistically significant compared to groups A and B (p<0.05, ANOVA). Zone IV exhibited no necrosis in any group C animals. This indicates that delay with preservation of the venous outflow of zone IV results in increased blood supply.

  7. Half forehead reconstruction with a single rotational scalp flap for dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans treatment

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    Mori Stefano

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP is a soft tissue neoplasm of intermediate to low-grade malignancy. Although metastasis rarely occurs, DFSP has a locally aggressive behavior with a high recurrence rate. In the head and neck area, resection involving a wide margin of healthy tissue can be difficult because of functional and cosmetic considerations. We describe a novel reconstructive method for half forehead defects with an innovative single local wide scalp flap following excision of DFSP with a 3 cm margin of healthy tissue. Methods Two patients underwent wide resection of forehead DFSP and reconstruction with a single rotational scalp flap. The scalp flap blood supply was provided from three main vessels: the superficial temporal artery, occipital artery and posterior auricular artery. Results No early or late complications were observed in either patient with no local recurrence after 18 months of follow-up. The donor area could be closed primarily in both cases and the flaps survived completely. Conclusion This innovative technique allowed a radical excision of forehead DFSP with sufficient healthy margins, thus potentially decreasing tumor recurrence rate. Reconstruction was achieved avoiding microsurgery, skin expanders and large skin grafts. Moreover, all main reconstructive criteria, such as functional and cosmetic tissue characteristics, were completely fulfilled.

  8. Use of ozone in healing failed pectoralis major myocutaneous advancement flap

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    Titiksha T. Pol

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Infection of the sternotomy wound following cardiac surgery is quiet common. The PMMF (pectoralis major myocutaneous advancement flap procedure is commonly used to treat non healing sternotomy wounds following CABG (coronary artery bypass graft procedure. Ozone is used in the treatment of chronic, infected non healing wounds. A 65 year old female with a similar type of situation was treated with ozone in our study and the effects of ozone to significantly control infection and promote healing of the failed PMMF (pectoralis major myocutaneous advancement flap graft can be well appreciated. [Int J Res Med Sci 2016; 4(6.000: 2487-2490

  9. Lusoria flap for the management of aortic coarctation in an eight-year-old child.

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    Arrigoni, Sara C; Willems, Tineke P; Mungroop, Hubert E; van den Heuvel, Freek; Ebels, Tjark

    2013-07-01

    Anomalous origin of right subclavian artery arising from the descending aorta is known as "arteria lusoria." The diagnosis in asymptomatic children is usually the by-product of other symptomatic-associated anomalies, such as aortic coarctation. We describe a case of an eight-year-old boy with juxtaductal aortic coarctation and rare origin of the arteria lusoria proximal to the aortic coarctation. The anomalous arteria lusoria was used as a flap to repair the aortic coarctation. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first reported application of lusoria flap in a young child (not newborn) with ductal aortic coarctation.

  10. Simultaneous extraarticular fracture of the base of the first metacarpal and dislocation of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb: A case report

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    Anani Abalo; Sena Amouzou; Kouami Amakoutou; Assang Dossim

    2015-01-01

    Double fracture-dislocations of the thumb are rare.Only a single case report of a simultaneous extraarticular fracture of the base of the first metacarpal and dislocation of the metacarpophalangeal joint has been previously reported.We report the second case report of this injury in a 20-year-old man.The patient had an excellent outcome after treatment.

  11. [A case of primary coronary artery dissection].

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    Nishino, M; Kato, J; Ezumi, A; Nozaki, S; Nishino, Y; Tanahashi, H; Yasuno, M; Kobayashi, K; Yamada, Y; Abe, H

    1990-06-01

    Primary coronary artery dissection occurring as a spontaneous event and not associated with trauma due to catheter manipulation is rare. We recently experienced (a case of) a 52-year-old man with primary artery dissection. He was admitted to our hospital with severe chest pain as his chief complaint on September 6, 1988. Electrocardiography and laboratory data showed acute inferior myocardial infarction. He was treated with medication and underwent coronary angiograms on October 3, 1988. Right coronary angiogram revealed an intimal flap and false lumen. But right coronary angiograms 6 months after the onset of myocardial infarction revealed progression of stenosis but no intimal flap, and coronary spasm was not evoked after acetylcholine administration. Primary coronary artery dissection has been reported since Pretty's first description of it in 1931. The majority of earlier cases were diagnosed at autopsy, but recently reports of survivors have been increasing due to the progress in and popularization of coronary angiographic technics. This case is the 46th case of primary coronary dissection found by coronary angiography. So it is not extremely rare. In our case the involved artery was the right coronary artery. In survivors, right coronary artery dissection is more frequent than left, because the area supplied by the right coronary artery is smaller than the area supplied by the left one. Although in our case coronary artery stenosis progressed, after a long term resolution of dissection may occur. There are a few cases in which resolution of dissection occurred naturally.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  12. [Fasciocutaneous flap of the posterior surface of the thigh with distal pedicle. Anatomical study and surgical value. A propos of 3 cases].

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    Lambert, F; Cariou, J L; Couturaud, B; Bellavoir, A

    1996-04-01

    In the light of previous studies, the authors conducted an anatomical study on 21 cadaveric dissections with injection in order to define the characteristics of the distally based fasciocutaneous flap of the posterior surface of the thigh, described for the first time in 1988 by Maruyama. This leaf-shaped flap extends from the popliteal region to the gluteal sulcus. It possesses an axial arterial network derived from the popliteal artery, reinforced by the perforating arteries derived from the vessel or the profunda femoris artery. The venous return is ensured by venae comitantes and the communicating saphenous vein. The flap raising technique is described. From 1991 to 1994, 3 patients were operated in order to cover a defect of the knee (1 case) and amputation stumps (2 cases). The postoperative course was uneventful and the results were considered to be stable and of excellent quality with a follow-up of 2 to 4 years.

  13. Speech outcomes following pharyngeal flap in patients with velocardiofacial syndrome.

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    Swanson, Edward W; Sullivan, Stephen R; Ridgway, Emily B; Marrinan, Eileen M; Mulliken, John B

    2011-05-01

    Velocardiofacial syndrome is the most common defined disorder associated with palatal insufficiency. The authors' purpose is to evaluate one surgeon's experience with correction of velopharyngeal insufficiency in velocardiofacial syndrome using a tailored pharyngeal flap. The authors reviewed the records of all children with velocardiofacial syndrome and velopharyngeal insufficiency who were managed with a pharyngeal flap between 1983 and 2009. Data collected included age at operation, preoperative videofluoroscopic findings, speech outcomes, complications, and need for a secondary operation. The authors identified 33 patients with velocardiofacial syndrome and velopharyngeal insufficiency who had postoperative speech evaluations. Velopharyngeal insufficiency was diagnosed at a median age of 5 years. Palatal findings were: Veau type I (n = 4), overt submucous (n = 6), or occult submucous (n = 23). Median preoperative lateral pharyngeal wall movement was 22 percent (range, 0 to 90 percent). Successful correction of velopharyngeal insufficiency was achieved in 29 of 33 patients (88 percent). One patient had a medially displaced right internal carotid artery, and evidenced intraoperative bleeding and required a blood transfusion. One patient developed obstructive sleep apnea. A tailored pharyngeal flap is highly effective for correction of velopharyngeal insufficiency in velocardiofacial syndrome with few complications.

  14. [Functional hemitongue reconstruction with free forearm flap].

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    Liao, Gui-Qing; Su, Yu-Xiong; Liu, Hai-Chao; Li, Jin; Fahmha, Numan; Ou, De-Ming; Wang, Qin

    2008-07-01

    To investigate the clinical application of free forearm flap in the functional hemitongue reconstruction. From July 2002 to November 2006, 40 patients with tongue cancer underwent hemiglossectomy and primary hemitongue reconstruction with free forearm flaps. In some cases, the lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerves of the flaps were anastomosed with the lingual nerve to restore the flap sensation. All patients recovered uneventfully after surgery with no morbidity in the donor site. All free flaps survived. The average follow-up period was 2 years and 6 months. The aesthetic and functional results were both satisfactory. The swallowing and speech function were almost normal. The flap sensation was partially restored. Good functional hemitongue reconstruction can be achieved with free forearm flaps.

  15. Mini-plate versus Kirschner wire internal fixation for treatment of metacarpal and phalangeal fractures in Chinese Han population: a meta-analysis.

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    Xu, Jiaming; Zhang, Changqing

    2014-04-11

    This meta-analysis aimed to compare the therapeutic effect of mini-plate versus Kirschner wire (K-wire) internal fixation on the treatment of metacarpal and phalangeal fractures among Chinese Han population. Databases of China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wanfang, Chinese VIP, PubMed, and Embase were retrieved for studies on mini-plate (case group) versus K-wire (control group) internal fixation for the treatment of metacarpal and phalangeal fractures among Chinese Han population. The odds ratio (OR) and standardized mean difference (SMD) at 95% confidence interval (CI) were used for estimating the effects of dichotomous data and continuous data, respectively. All statistical analyses were performed by Review Manager 5.2 software. A total of 18 studies involving 1,375 metacarpal or phalangeal fracture patients (709 cases and 666 controls) were included in the meta-analysis. There were significant differences in fracture healing time (SMD = -1.28; 95% CI: -1.81, -0.76), postoperative infection rate (OR = 0.25; 95% CI: 0.16, 0.39), complication incidence (OR = 0.24; 95% CI: 0.15, 0.38), and surgery time (SMD = 1.57; 95% CI: 0.76, 2.37) between the case and the control group, while no significant difference was found in hospital stays between these two groups (SMD = 0.43; 95% CI: -0.34, 1.20; P = 0.27). For the treatment of metacarpal or phalangeal fracture among Chinese Han population, mini-plate has advantages of shorter healing time and lower infection rate and complication incidence compared with K-wire internal fixation, while a longer surgery time than K-wire. In conclusion, mini-plate is prior than K-wire internal fixation for the treatment of metacarpal or phalangeal fracture among Chinese Han population.

  16. Sternocleidomastoid Muscle Flap after Parotidectomy.

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    Nofal, Ahmad Abdel-Fattah; Mohamed, Morsi

    2015-10-01

    Introduction Most patients after either superficial or total parotidectomy develop facial deformity and Frey syndrome, which leads to a significant degree of patient dissatisfaction. Objective Assess the functional outcome and esthetic results of the superiorly based sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) flap after superficial or total parotidectomy. Methods A prospective cohort study for 11 patients subjected to parotidectomy using a partial-thickness superiorly based SCM flap. The functional outcome (Frey syndrome, facial nerve involvement, and ear lobule sensation) and the esthetic results were evaluated subjectively and objectively. Results Facial nerve palsy occurred in 5 cases (45%), and all of them recovered completely within 6 months. The Minor starch iodine test was positive in 3 patients (27%), although only 1 (9%) subjectively complained of gustatory sweating. The designed visual analog score completed by the patients themselves ranged from 0 to 3 with a mean of 1.55 ± 0.93; the scores from the blinded evaluators ranged from 1 to 3 with a mean 1.64 ± 0.67. Conclusion The partial-thickness superiorly based SCM flap offers a reasonable cosmetic option for reconstruction following either superficial or total parotidectomy by improving the facial deformity. The flap also lowers the incidence of Frey syndrome objectively and subjectively with no reported hazard of the spinal accessory nerve.

  17. Sternocleidomastoid Muscle Flap after Parotidectomy

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    Nofal, Ahmad Abdel-Fattah

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction Most patients after either superficial or total parotidectomy develop facial deformity and Frey syndrome, which leads to a significant degree of patient dissatisfaction. Objective Assess the functional outcome and esthetic results of the superiorly based sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM flap after superficial or total parotidectomy. Methods A prospective cohort study for 11 patients subjected to parotidectomy using a partial-thickness superiorly based SCM flap. The functional outcome (Frey syndrome, facial nerve involvement, and ear lobule sensation and the esthetic results were evaluated subjectively and objectively. Results Facial nerve palsy occurred in 5 cases (45%, and all of them recovered completely within 6 months. The Minor starch iodine test was positive in 3 patients (27%, although only 1 (9% subjectively complained of gustatory sweating. The designed visual analog score completed by the patients themselves ranged from 0 to 3 with a mean of 1.55 ± 0.93; the scores from the blinded evaluators ranged from 1 to 3 with a mean 1.64 ± 0.67. Conclusion The partial-thickness superiorly based SCM flap offers a reasonable cosmetic option for reconstruction following either superficial or total parotidectomy by improving the facial deformity. The flap also lowers the incidence of Frey syndrome objectively and subjectively with no reported hazard of the spinal accessory nerve.

  18. The freestyle pedicle perforator flap

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    Gunnarsson, Gudjon Leifur; Jackson, Ian T; Westvik, Tormod S;

    2015-01-01

    not widely performed by the general plastic surgeons. The aim of this paper is to present the simplicity of pedicled perforator flap reconstruction of moderate-sized defects of the extremities and torso. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 34 patients reconstructed using 34 freestyle pedicled...

  19. [Application of free anterior serratus musculo-fascial flap in bridge style for the soft tissue defect at leg].

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    Zhang, Gong-lin; Zhang, Chong-wen; Chen, Ke-ming; Bai, Meng-hai

    2011-07-01

    To investigate the application of free anterior serratus musculo-fascial flap in bridge style for the soft tissue defect at leg. From Sept. 2006 to Jan. 2009, the free anterior serratus musculo-fascial flaps were used in bridge style in 7 cases with soft tissue defects at legs. The anterior serratus musculo-fascial flaps were elevated with subscapular and circumflex scapular vessels forming a T-shaped vascular pedicles. The T-shaped pedicle was end-to-end anastomosed with the two ends of the posterior tibial artery at the healthy leg. The musculo-fascial flap and its pedicle were covered with skin graft. All the 7 flaps survived completely with satisfactory result. The patients were followed up for 9-42 months with good functional and esthetic result both in donor site and recipient site. The patency of posterior tibial artery was demonstrated by clinical and Doppler examination. This technique is particularly useful in leg reconstructive surgery when only one vessel remains. The patency of the posterior tibial artery at the healthy leg is preserved and the morbidity in donor site is minimal.

  20. Prenatal diagnosis of chondrodysplasia punctata tibia-metacarpal type using multidetector CT and three-dimensional reconstruction

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    Miyazaki, Osamu [National Centre for Child Health and Development, Department of Radiology, Tokyo (Japan); Nishimura, Gen [Tokyo Metropolitan Kiyose Children' s Hospital, Department of Radiology, Tokyo (Japan); Sago, Haruhiko; Watanabe, Noriyoshi; Ebina, Shunsuke [National Centre for Child Health and Development, Department of Perinatal Medicine and Maternal Care, Tokyo (Japan)

    2007-11-15

    We report a case of chondrodysplasia punctata tibia-metacarpal type (CDP-TM) that was diagnosed prenatally using multidetector CT (MDCT) with three-dimensional (3-D) CT reconstructions. Prenatal US had shown severe thoracic hypoplasia and rhizomelic shortening of the limbs, raising the suspicion of thanatophoric dysplasia. However, MDCT showed punctate calcifications in the epiphyseal cartilage of the humeri and femora, carpal bones, and paravertebral region. On 3-D CT, the tibiae were much shorter than the fibulae, the humeri were very short and bowed, and severe platyspondyly was evident. These findings led to the diagnosis of CDP-TM. The diagnosis was confirmed on postnatal radiographs. Prenatal MDCT with 3-D images may make a useful contribution to prenatal diagnosis in selected fetuses with severe skeletal dysplasia. (orig.)

  1. Monoaxial distraction of ulna to second metacarpal followed by single bone forearm in massive post infective radial bone loss

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    Jitendra N Pal

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Radial bone loss associated with gross manus valgus deformity can be managed by open reduction internal fixation using intervening strut bone graft, callus distraction using ring or monoaxial fixator, and achieving union by distraction histogenesis. These methods are particularly suitable when bone loss is small. Single or staged procedure is described for congenital as well as in acquired extensive bone loss of radius. Distraction through radial proximal to distal segments, to achieve reduction of distal radio-ulnar joint (DRUJ, is also described in acquired cases. In the present series, functional results of distraction through ulna to 2 nd metacarpal is studied alongwith, functional status of hand, stability of wrist, level of patient′s satisfaction are also studied. Materials and Methods: 7 unilateral cases of radial loss (M = 5, F = 2 affecting 4 right hands of mean age 17 years (range 9 to 24 years were included in this study. They were treated by distracting through ulna to 2 nd metacarpal to achieve DRUJ alignment in first stage. Subsequently ulna was osteotomised and translated to distal stump of radius. It was then fixed to the distal radial remnant in 30° pronation in dominant and 30° supination non dominant hands. Results: Union was achieved in all cases associated with beneficial cross union of distal ulna. Hand functions improved near to normal, with fully corrected stable wrist joint, hypertrophied ulna and without recurrence. All of them had practically complete loss of forearm rotations, however patients were fully satisfied. Conclusion: This method is particularly suitable when associated with 6 cm or more radial bone loss. But when loss is small, sacrifice of one bone may not be justifiable.

  2. The rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap combined with vascularized costal cartilages in reconstructive craniofacial surgery.

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    Yamamoto, Y; Minakawa, H; Kokubu, I; Kawashima, K; Sugihara, T; Satoh, N; Fukuda, S

    1997-08-01

    The efficacy of osteocutaneous or vascularized bone flaps for reconstruction of massive skeletal and soft-tissue defects has been supported by recent descriptions in the literature. In this article we presented an alternative technique, which is the rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap combined with vascularized eighth and ninth costal cartilages, for reconstruction of midfacial composite defects. The vascular pedicle of the composite flap is the deep inferior epigastric artery and vein. The costal cartilages are supplied by the perichondrial vascular network through the anterior intercostal vessels connecting with the deep epigastric vascular system. Vascularized costal cartilages are considered to reduce the incidence of postoperative complications and resorption of this material. This technique is a useful tool for restoration of craniofacial contour in reconstructive head and neck surgery.

  3. Usage of a rotational flap for coverage of a large central forehead defect

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    El-Sabbagh, Ahmed Hassan

    2017-01-01

    Background: The forehead is a donor site for facial reconstruction but has no generous donor site for its coverage. All options of the reconstructive ladder can be used. A large rotation flap was used to reconstruct a big central forehead defect following failed previous repair in an elderly diabetic patient after a motor car accident. Case presentation: A 64-year-old diabetic man presented with an extensive central forehead defect after failed previous repair following a motor car accident. Coverage of the defect was performed using a flap based around the ear on one side in a rotation movement. An accepted functional and esthetic result was achieved after 3 months of follow-up. Conclusion: A rotation flap based on arteries around the ear can be used for coverage of a difficult lesion in the central forehead. Level of evidence: Level V, therapeutic study PMID:28194323

  4. Usage of a rotational flap for coverage of a large central forehead defect

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    El-Sabbagh, Ahmed Hassan

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: The forehead is a donor site for facial reconstruction but has no generous donor site for its coverage. All options of the reconstructive ladder can be used. A large rotation flap was used to reconstruct a big central forehead defect following failed previous repair in an elderly diabetic patient after a motor car accident. Case presentation: A 64-year-old diabetic man presented with an extensive central forehead defect after failed previous repair following a motor car accident. Coverage of the defect was performed using a flap based around the ear on one side in a rotation movement. An accepted functional and esthetic result was achieved after 3 months of Conclusion: A rotation flap based on arteries around the ear can be used for coverage of a difficult lesion in the central forehead. Level of evidence: Level V, therapeutic study

  5. Pedicle Anterolateral Thigh Flap Reconstruction after Pelvic Tumor Resection: A Case Report

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    Robert M. Whitfield

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A 47-year-old female with a locally advanced urologic malignancy previously managed with resection, diversion, and postoperative radiation therapy presented for management of her recurrent cancer that had eroded through the soft tissues of the left inner thigh and vulva. On all staging studies the tumor involved the left common femoral artery, and vein, both above and below the inguinal ligament. The difficulty with such tumors is the availability of tissue to reconstruct the defect. The patient had a history of deep venous thrombosis in the femoral venous system. A local flap was the most logical type of reconstruction. The patient had a right lower quadrant ureterostomy with a large parastomal hernia which further limited the local flap options. An anterolateral thigh flap from the opposite thigh was used to reconstruct the soft tissue deficit in this patient. This resurfaced the defect and provided coverage for the vascular reconstruction.

  6. [Free latissimus dorsi flap revascularized by double venous graft on the femoral trifurcation in the treatment of lumbar radionecrosis. Apropos of 2 cases].

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    Rostane, D; Manise, O; Lucas, A; Miard, F; Perez, M; Watier, E; Pailheret, J P

    1994-06-01

    Two patients were operated in 1989 and 1992 for lumbar chronic osteoradionecrosis (toxi-infection collapsus in one of the two cases). Conventional coverage procedures (skin graft, local flaps) or distally based latissimus dorsi musculo-cutaneous flap (second case) were attempted but failed. So we realised in a one stage procedure a free musculo-cutaneous flap in the case no. 1 and a free muscular flap, later skin grafted, in the case no. 2. Venous and arterial bypass were provided by 40 cm long saphenous veins harvested from the thighs, and allowed to reach the lumbar site with proximal anastomosis performed on the femoral artery. The results were considered to be excellent. That short experience shows that long venous bypass with microsurgical free transfer can be safely performed. This results in an extremely high flow shunt.

  7. Single-stage maxillary and nasal floor reconstruction with the double-paddle rectus abdominis musculocutaneous free flap.

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    Herman, Charles K; Benacquista, Teresa; Brindzei, Nelya; Berdichevsky, Max; Baum, Thomas; Strauch, Berish

    2007-04-01

    Palatal integrity is essential for useful speech, deglutition, good oral hygiene, and prevention of nasal regurgitation. Maxillary defects after tumor extirpation, therefore, can have serious functional and cosmetic implications. Given the often disappointing results obtained with local and regional pedicled flaps for maxillary reconstruction, a variety of microvascular free flaps have been utilized in recent years, including the rectus abdominis, fibular, radial forearm, and latissimus dorsi flaps. Experience with these techniques has been documented in a limited number of case reports. We describe our single-stage approach to maxillary and nasal floor reconstruction with the double skin-paddle rectus abdominis musculocutaneous free flap. A series of five patients is presented; six of these immediate free flap reconstructions were performed for defects resulting from tumor resection. A vertical rectus abdominis musculocutaneous free flap was used in all cases, designing two separate skin paddles to accommodate the measured maxillary and nasal floor deficiencies. Anastomoses of the deep inferior epigastric artery and vena comitans were performed end-to-end to the facial artery and vein, respectively. In addition, orbital floor reconstruction with calvarial bone grafts or titanium mesh was performed in all five patients. Separation of the oral and nasal cavities was maintained postoperatively. No intraoperative complications, perioperative mortalities, flap losses, instances of skin paddle necrosis, hematomas, or oronasal fistulae were observed. One patient required bedside drainage of a surgical site abscess that resolved without adverse sequelae. Over the past 4 years, the double skin-paddle rectus abdominis musculocutaneous free flap has provided reliable results at our institution for single-stage reconstruction of maxillary and nasal floor defects. This reconstructive technique should be considered a viable method that can alleviate the functional and cosmetic

  8. [The dorsal flag flap for skin coverage of finger and thumb-tip injuries].

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    Stang, Felix; Rab, Matthias; van Schoonhoven, Jörg; Prommersberger, Karl-Josef

    2008-09-01

    Immediate two-step coverage of dorsal finger and thumb-tip soft-tissue defects with a dorsal flag flap, which can bridge over two fingers if necessary. Soft-tissue defects on the dorsal aspect of fingers between the metacarpophalangeal and the distal interphalangeal joint as well as on the tip of the thumb. Large defects, complex hand trauma, need of a sensible thumb tip, infections, noncompliance. Marking of the flap at the middle phalanx and its flagpole pedicle, containing the dorsal digital artery. The breadth should reach to the middle of the finger and the proximal pole should not cross the middle of the proximal phalanx. With tourniquet dissection of the flap above the peritendineum with respect of the dorsal digital artery and subcutaneous veins in the pedicle. Opening of the tourniquet, in the case of flap perfusion transposition of the flap into the defect. Coverage of the donor site with skin graft. Palmar cast splinting in intrinsic-plus position for 1 week, followed by physiotherapy. Pedicle separation after 3 weeks. Continuation of physiotherapy and scar care. In 2006, ten patients were operated on, three of them for reconstruction of the thumb tip. All patients showed a survival of the flap and a good wound healing without complications. One patient developed a flexion contracture at the donor finger due to noncompliance following immobilization. The functional and aesthetic results were satisfactory in all patients, the average DASH Score ("Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand") was 16.4, mainly due to the residuals of the overall injury.

  9. Adjoint-based optimization of flapping plates hinged with a trailing-edge flap

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    Min Xu

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available It is important to understand the impact of wing-morphing on aerodynamic performance in the study of flapping-wing flight of birds and insects. We use a flapping plate hinged with a trailing-edge flap as a simplified model for flexible/morphing wings in hovering. The trailing-edge flapping motion is optimized by an adjoint-based approach. The optimized configuration suggests that the trailing-edge flap can substantially enhance the overall lift. Further analysis indicates that the lift enhancement by the trailing-edge flapping is from the change of circulation in two ways: the local circulation change by the rotational motion of the flap, and the modification of vortex shedding process by the relative location between the trailing-edge flap and leading-edge main plate.

  10. Bi-pedicled V-Y gastrocnemius myocutaneous flap for repairing Achilles tendon and overlying skin defect: the anatomic basis and clinical application

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    XU Yong-qing; ZHU Yue-liang; YANG Jun; LI Jun; DING Jing; LU Sheng

    2007-01-01

    Objective: To study the anatomic basis of the bi-pedicled V-Y gastrocnemius myocutaneous flap for repairing the composite Achilles tendon defect. Methods: The pedicle anatomy of the bi-pedicled V-Y gastrocnemius myocutaneous flap was examined on 30 cadaver specimens. The sliding distances of the flap were measured at different knee flexion degrees. The bi-pedicled V-Y gastrocnemius myocutaneous flap was applied in 12 cases of Achilles tendon defect with simultaneous skin and soft tissue defect. Results: The sural arteries could be classified into four types. After cutting off the gastrocnemius origin with a "Z-shaped" incision, the sliding distance of the flap reached (3.7±0.5)cm when the knee flexed 0°,(4.9±0.7)cm when the knee flexed 30°,(6.7±0.7)cm when the knee flexed 60°and (9.2±0.9)cm when the knee flexed 90°. All the defects healed. The patients recovered ambulation with satisfactory knee and ankle function.The follow-up was 4 months -12 years. Conclusions: Different sural artery types should be noticed during the harvest of the bi-pedicled V-Y gastrocnemius myocutaneous flap. With 90°knee flexion,this flap is suitable for one-stage repair of composite Achilles tendon defect within 9.2 cm±0.9 cm.

  11. Analysis of 120 Pectoralis Major Flaps for Head and Neck Reconstruction

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    Young Sun You

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available BackgroundA pectoralis major flap is one of the standard tools for the reconstruction of defects of the head and neck. Despite the technical advancement in free tissue transfer in head and neck reconstruction, the benefits of a pectoralis major flap should not be overlooked. The purpose of this study is to evaluate our 17 years of experience in reconstructing defects of the head and neck region using the pectoralis major flap.MethodsWe retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 112 patients (120 cases who underwent pectoralis major flap operations for head and neck reconstruction during a period ranging from 1994 to 2010.ResultsIn our series, no total necrosis of the flap occurred. Of the total cases, 30.8% presented with flap-related complications. Major complications occurred in 20% of all of the cases but were then all successfully treated. The male sex was correlated with the occurrence of overall complications (P=0.020 and major complications (P=0.007. Preoperative albumin levels of <3.8 g/dL were correlated with the formation of fistula (P=0.030. Defects of the hypopharynx were correlated with the occurrence of major complications (P=0.019 and the formation of fistula (P=0.012. Secondary reconstructions were correlated with the occurrence of overall complications (P=0.013 and the formation of fistula (P=0.030.ConclusionsA pectoralis major flap is still considered to be a safe, versatile one-stage reconstruction procedure in the management of the defects of head and neck and the protection of the carotid artery.

  12. Analysis of 120 Pectoralis Major Flaps for Head and Neck Reconstruction

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    Young Sun You

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Background A pectoralis major flap is one of the standard tools for the reconstruction ofdefects of the head and neck. Despite the technical advancement in free tissue transfer inhead and neck reconstruction, the benefits of a pectoralis major flap should not be overlooked.The purpose of this study is to evaluate our 17 years of experience in reconstructing defectsof the head and neck region using the pectoralis major flap.Methods We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 112 patients (120 cases whounderwent pectoralis major flap operations for head and neck reconstruction during a periodranging from 1994 to 2010.Results In our series, no total necrosis of the flap occurred. Of the total cases, 30.8% presentedwith flap-related complications. Major complications occurred in 20% of all of the casesbut were then all successfully treated. The male sex was correlated with the occurrence ofoverall complications (P=0.020 and major complications (P=0.007. Preoperative albuminlevels of <3.8 g/dL were correlated with the formation of fistula (P=0.030. Defects of thehypopharynx were correlated with the occurrence of major complications (P=0.019 and theformation of fistula (P=0.012. Secondary reconstructions were correlated with the occurrenceof overall complications (P=0.013 and the formation of fistula (P=0.030.Conclusions A pectoralis major flap is still considered to be a safe, versatile one-stagereconstruction procedure in the management of the defects of head and neck and theprotection of the carotid artery.

  13. [Intraoperative verification of a perforator flap vascularization by indocyanine green angiography].

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    Royer, E; Rausky, J; Binder, J-P; May, P; Virzi, D; Revol, M

    2014-02-01

    After Koshima and Soeda first described perforator flaps in 1988, Wei has improved the technique by describing the "free style perforator flap". These flaps have the advantage of being performed on all skin perforators and in reducing donor site morbidity. The disadvantage, however is that the size of their angiosome is not defined and the evaluation of their relay on the experience of the surgeon. An evaluation of the size of an angiosome by conducting intraoperative angiography is proposed. Intraoperative angiography is performed after injection of indocyanine green. Stimulation of the indocyanine green by infrared causes the emission of fluorescent radiation. This fluorescence is then detected by a specific camera that displays real-time visualization of the skin's perfusion. We present the case of a 39-year-old patient who had an open tibial pilon fracture, for which we performed a pedicled propeller flap based on a posterior tibial perforator. Angiography was used to determine accurately the optimal skin perfusion of the propeller flap, which was based on a perforator from the posterior tibial artery. Angiography identified several levels of skin perfusion with a high fluorescence, intermediate and absent. The non-vascularized part of the skin paddle was resected. Given the unreliability of this technique, hypoperfused area was retained. Debridment of this area, however was necessary at day 5 postoperative with repositionning of the flap. Indocyanine green angiography may be a useful decision-making tool for intraoperative surgeon. It allows to adjust the size of the propeller flap's skin paddle to it angiosome. However, this evaluation method needs to be improved with the introduction of a quantitative threshold.

  14. Perforator flaps in late-stage pressure sore treatment: outcome analysis of 11-year-long experience with 143 patients.

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    Grassetti, Luca; Scalise, Alessandro; Lazzeri, Davide; Carle, Flavia; Agostini, Tommaso; Gesuita, Rosaria; Di Benedetto, Giovanni

    2014-12-01

    In the last decade, perforator flaps have been introduced for the treatment of pressure ulcers as alternative to the more popular myocutaneous local flaps. We reviewed our single-team 11-year experience in order to define whether real advantages could be achieved. We analyzed 143 patients undergoing perforator flap surgery for a single late-stage pressure sore. All patients underwent the same protocol treatment. Data regarding associated pathologies, demographics, complications, healing, and hospitalization times were collected. Ninety-three percent of 143 patients were white Caucasian, and 61% were men, with median age of 51 years. Of 143 stage 4 ulcers, 46.2% were ischial, 42.7% sacral, and 11.2% trochanteric. The most common diagnosis was traumatic paraplegia/tetraplegia (74.9%); no significant difference was found in diagnosis distribution and in ulcer location between recurrent and nonrecurrent patients. We performed 44 S-GAP, 78 I-GAP, 3 PFAP-am, and 18 PFAP-1 flaps. At 2 years' follow-up, the overall recurrence was 22.4% and new ulcer occurrence was 4.2%. Mean hospital stay was 16 days. The overall complication percentage was 22.4%, mostly due to suture-line dehiscence (14%) and distal flap necrosis (6.3%). PFAP flaps had a significant higher risk of developing recurrence than I-GAP flaps. The recurrence risk was significantly higher for subjects suffering from coronary artery disease. Late-stage pressure sore treatment with local perforator flaps can achieve reliable long-term outcomes in terms of recurrences and complications. When compared to previously published data, perforator flaps surgery decreased postoperative hospital stay (by an average of nearly 1 week), reoperations (5.6%), and occurrences.

  15. Decision making in double-pedicled DIEP and SIEA abdominal free flap breast reconstructions: An algorithmic approach and comprehensive classification.

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    Charles M Malata

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP free flap is the gold standard for autologous breast reconstruction. However, using a single vascular pedicle may not yield sufficient tissue in patients with midline scars or insufficient lower abdominal pannus. Double-pedicled free flaps overcome this problem using different vascular arrangements to harvest the entire lower abdominal flap. The literature is, however, sparse regarding technique selection. We therefore reviewed our experience in order to formulate an algorithm and comprehensive classification for this purpose. Methods: All patients undergoing unilateral double-pedicled abdominal perforator free flap breast reconstruction (AFFBR by a single surgeon (CMM over 40 months were reviewed from a prospectively collected database. Results: Of the 112 consecutive breast free flaps performed, 25 (22% utilised two vascular pedicles. The mean patient age was 45 years (range=27-54. All flaps but one (which used the thoracodorsal system were anastomosed to the internal mammary vessels using the rib-preservation technique. The surgical duration was 656 minutes (range=468-690 mins. The median flap weight was 618g (range=432-1275g and the mastectomy weight was 445g (range=220-896g. All flaps were successful and only three patients requested minor liposuction to reduce and reshape their reconstructed breasts.Conclusion: Bipedicled free abdominal perforator flaps, employed in a fifth of all our AFFBRs, are a reliable and safe option for unilateral breast reconstruction. They, however, necessitate clear indications to justify the additional technical complexity and surgical duration. Our algorithm and comprehensive classification facilitate technique selection for the anastomotic permutations and successful execution of these operations.

  16. Colgajo sural medial: un nuevo colgajo de perforantes para la reconstrucción del territorio maxilofacial Medial sural flap: a new flap for maxillofacial reconstruction

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    Ignacio Arribas-García

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La reconstrucción microquirúrgica de defectos mucocutáneos craneofaciales se realiza con técnicas descritas desde hace muchos años y se basan fundamentalmente en el colgajo radial, el anterolateral de muslo y el lateral de brazo, entre otros. Se presenta un nuevo colgajo microvascularizado fasciocutáneo para la reconstrucción de defectos en el territorio de cabeza y cuello, el colgajo de perforantes dependiente de la arteria sural medial. Material y métodos: Se presentan 4 pacientes con carcinoma epidermoide de cavidad oral, donde se realizaron 4 colgajos dependientes de la arteria sural medial para la reconstrucción de sus defectos tras la cirugía ablativa de la lesión tumoral. Resultados: El colgajo sural medial presentó una excelente adaptabilidad y una adecuada viabilidad en todos los casos, con unos buenos resultados funcionales, estéticos y con escasa morbilidad de la zona donante. Conclusión: Se presenta una nueva técnica reconstructiva en defectos de cabeza y cuello.Introduction: Microsurgical reconstruction of craniofacial mucocutaneous defects have been performed for many years using well-known techniques, that are mainly based on flaps from the radial forearm, the anterolateral thigh and lateral arm, among others. We present the medial sural artery perforator flap, a new vascularized fasciocutaneous flap for head and neck reconstruction. Material and methods: We present four patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma. A medial sural artery flap was performed for the oral reconstruction after tumour ablation surgery. Results: The medial sural flap showed excellent adaptability and adequate viability in all cases, with good functional and aesthetic results and low donor site morbidity. Conclusion: We present a new reconstructive technique in head and neck defects.

  17. [Scapular/parascapular double skin-paddle free flap for transfixing blast injuries of the hand. A case report].

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    Colson, T; Pozetto, M; Gibert, N; Dautel, G

    2014-06-01

    Balistic transfixing hand traumas require a complex reconstruction management. Stabilization and reconstruction of the injuried tissues need a double skin-paddle coverage. We present an original case report of a double skin-paddle scapular/parascapular free flap used to cover a through and through gunshot injury of the right hand. A 14-years-old patient presents a severe and extensive wound with full-thickness palmar and dorsal skin defects, dislocation of the carpal bones, median nerve and flexor tendons losses. Distal vascularization is maintained by the deep palmar arch system supplied by the ulnar artery. The radial artery is severed at the level of the first dorsal interosseous space. The measured defect of the dorsal skin was 12×7cm and the palmar one was 6×3cm. After skeletal stabilization, tendinous and nerve preparation, the hand coverage was performed using a double skin-paddle scapular/parascapular free flap. The vascular anastomoses include an end-to-side arterial suture between the circumflex scapular and the radial arteries, and an end-to-end venous suture between the circumflex scapular and the dorsal radial veins. The scapular/parascapular double skin-paddle free flap is a safe and reliable technique to achieve a dorsal and palmar hand coverage in lack of local flaps alternatives. It can be used as a good option prior to bone graft, tendinous and nervous reconstruction. Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.

  18. The place of nasolabial flap in orofacial reconstruction: A review

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    Amin Rahpeyma

    2016-12-01

    Conclusion: Nasolabial flap is an old flap for reconstructive purposes. Over time different modifications have been introduced to expand its usage. Clear definition of the terms used with this flap is given.

  19. Our experience with pectoralis major flap for management of sternal dehiscence: A review of 25 cases

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    Parag Sahasrabudhe

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To report our experience of the pectoralis major flap as the treatment modality for post coronary artery bypass sternal wound dehiscence. Materials and Methods: A retrospective study of 25 open heart surgery cases, performed between January 2006 and December 2010 at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, was carried out. Unilateral or bilateral pectoralis major muscle flap by the double breasting technique using rectus extension was used in the management of these patients. The outcome was assessed on the basis of efficacy of flap surgery in achieving wound healing and post-surgery shoulder joint movements to evaluate donor site morbidity. The follow-up ranged from 5 months to 3.5 years. Results: Twenty-three (92% patients were discharged with complete wound closure. One patient (4% had wound dehiscence after flap surgery. One patient (4% died in the hospital in the immediate postoperative period due to mediastinitis. No recurrent sternum infection has occurred till date in 24 patients (96%. For one patient (4% who had wound dehiscence, daily dressing was done and wound healing was achieved with secondary intension. At follow-up, shoulder joint movements were normal in all the patients. Conclusions: The double breasting technique of the pectoralis major muscle flaps with rectus sheath extension is efficient in covering the entire length of the defect and can reduce the morbidity, without affecting the function of the shoulder joint.

  20. Effects of High-Voltage Electrical Stimulation in Improving the Viability of Musculocutaneous Flaps in Rats.

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    Neves, Lais Mara Siqueira das; Guirro, Elaine Caldeira de Oliveira; Albuquerque, Fernanda Luiza de Almeida; Marcolino, Alexandre Marcio

    2016-10-01

    The musculocutaneous flap of the transverse rectus abdominis muscle is a technique used for breast reconstruction, and one of the complications of this procedure is tissue necrosis. The objective of the study is to determine the effect of high-voltage electrical stimulation (HVES) in the transverse rectus abdominis muscle flap in rats. Fourteen rats underwent surgery for obtaining the flap. The rats were distributed into 2 homogeneous groups: group 1 underwent both surgery and the use of HVES, whereas group 2 underwent just the surgery (control). Electrical stimulation was applied immediately after surgery and for 2 consecutive days. The percentage of necrotic area was analyzed using the Image J software, and blood flow was assessed by infrared thermography in different regions of the flap, divided into 4 zones according to the proximity of the pedicle of the inferior epigastric artery. The results were analyzed using a Student t test, where group 1 experienced a necrotic area of 26.2%, and group 2 had an area of 54.5%. Regarding the temperature, the 2 groups showed increase in the minimum and maximum temperature on the fourth postoperative day. The HVES appeared to have a positive influence on the viability of the flap.

  1. Freestyle Local Perforator Flaps for Facial Reconstruction

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    Jun Yong Lee

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available For the successful reconstruction of facial defects, various perforator flaps have been used in single-stage surgery, where tissues are moved to adjacent defect sites. Our group successfully performed perforator flap surgery on 17 patients with small to moderate facial defects that affected the functional and aesthetic features of their faces. Of four complicated cases, three developed venous congestion, which resolved in the subacute postoperative period, and one patient with partial necrosis underwent minor revision. We reviewed the literature on freestyle perforator flaps for facial defect reconstruction and focused on English articles published in the last five years. With the advance of knowledge regarding the vascular anatomy of pedicled perforator flaps in the face, we found that some perforator flaps can improve functional and aesthetic reconstruction for the facial defects. We suggest that freestyle facial perforator flaps can serve as alternative, safe, and versatile treatment modalities for covering small to moderate facial defects.

  2. Dermatosurgery Rounds - The Island SKIN Infraorbital Flap

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    Georgi Tchernev

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available The main objective in dermatologic surgery is complete excision of the tumour while achieving the best possible functional and cosmetic outcome. Also we must take into account age, sex, and tumour size and site. We should also consider the patient's expectations, the preservation of the different cosmetic units, and the final cosmetic outcome. Various reconstructive methods ranging from secondary healing to free flap applications are usedfor the reconstruction of perinasal or facial defects caused by trauma or tumour surgery. Herein, we describe the nasal infraorbital island skin flap for the reconstruction in a patient with basal cell carcinoma. No complications were observed in operation field. The infraorbital island skin flap which we describe for the perinasal area reconstruction is a safe, easily performed and versatile flap. The multidimensional use of this flap together with a relatively easy reconstruction plan and surgical procedure would be effective in flap choice.

  3. Freestyle Local Perforator Flaps for Facial Reconstruction.

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    Lee, Jun Yong; Kim, Ji Min; Kwon, Ho; Jung, Sung-No; Shim, Hyung Sup; Kim, Sang Wha

    2015-01-01

    For the successful reconstruction of facial defects, various perforator flaps have been used in single-stage surgery, where tissues are moved to adjacent defect sites. Our group successfully performed perforator flap surgery on 17 patients with small to moderate facial defects that affected the functional and aesthetic features of their faces. Of four complicated cases, three developed venous congestion, which resolved in the subacute postoperative period, and one patient with partial necrosis underwent minor revision. We reviewed the literature on freestyle perforator flaps for facial defect reconstruction and focused on English articles published in the last five years. With the advance of knowledge regarding the vascular anatomy of pedicled perforator flaps in the face, we found that some perforator flaps can improve functional and aesthetic reconstruction for the facial defects. We suggest that freestyle facial perforator flaps can serve as alternative, safe, and versatile treatment modalities for covering small to moderate facial defects.

  4. Free flaps for pressure sore coverage.

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    Lemaire, Vincent; Boulanger, Kevin; Heymans, Oliver

    2008-06-01

    Management of pressure sores still represents a major challenge in plastic surgery practice due to recurrence. The surgeon may have to face multiple or recurrent pressure ulcerations without any local flap left. In this very limited indication, free flap surgery appears to be a useful adjunct in the surgical treatment. We reviewed our charts looking for patients operated for a pressure sore of the sacral, ischial, or trochanteric region. We found 88 consecutive patients representing 108 different pressure sores and 141 flap procedures. Among these patients, 6 presented large sores that could not be covered with a pedicled flap and benefited from free flap surgery (4.2% of all procedures). Stable coverage was achieved in 80% of these patients after a mean follow-up of 32 months. Comparison between pedicled and free flaps groups showed a trend in the latest concerning the presence of diabetes, incontinence, paraplegia, and male sex.

  5. Preliminary arteriovenous fistula for free-flap reconstruction in the diabetic foot.

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    Atiyeh, B S; Sfeir, R E; Hussein, M M; Husami, T

    1995-05-01

    We present our experience at the American University of Beirut Medical Center with two diabetic patients suffering from large necrotic and infected foot ulcers. Both patients were ambulatory at the time of presentation despite their extensive wounds and were believed to have a useful limb with adequate protective sensation worth saving. Below-knee amputation was prevented in both cases by successful soft-tissue coverage of the ulcers using microvascular composite-tissue transfer a few days after performing a preliminary arteriovenous fistula with a long vein graft loop. The flap vessels were anastomosed end-to-end to the arterial and venous limbs of the divided arteriovenous loop. This reconstructive technique of difficult diabetic wounds of the lower extremity, though in two stages, may be safer than one long procedure in a high-risk patient. It is technically easier than long interpositional vein grafts at the same time as free-flap transfer or microvascular anastomoses with small and diseased vessels. It definitely provides more chance of success as larger vessels are used to supply the flap. It permits distension of the vein graft at normotensive physiologic pressures and allows testing the arterial anastomosis as well as the venous flow before final flap transfer. Above all, it allows extreme freedom in performing tension-free anastomoses away from the infected wound.

  6. Head and neck reconstruction with pedicled flaps in the free flap era

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    Mahieu, R.; Colletti, G.; Bonomo, P.; Parrinello, G.; Iavarone, A.; Dolivet, G.; Livi, L.; Deganello, A.

    2016-01-01

    Nowadays, the transposition of microvascular free flaps is the most popular method for management of head and neck defects. However, not all patients are suitable candidates for free flap reconstruction. In addition, not every defect requires a free flap transfer to achieve good functional results.

  7. Resternal closure versus pectoral muscle flap following omental flap in treatment of deep sternal wound infection

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    Fouad Rassekh

    2016-05-01

    Conclusion: Omental flap is safe, easy and effective technique in management of mediastinitis with DSWI following open heart surgery in CABG patients either this procedure was followed by reclosure of the sternum or bilateral pectoral flap. However, reclosure of the sternum is more physiological and less invasive than doing bilateral pectoral flap leaving the sternum unclosed.

  8. Pectoralis major flap for head and neck reconstruction in era of free flaps.

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    Kekatpure, V D; Trivedi, N P; Manjula, B V; Mathan Mohan, A; Shetkar, G; Kuriakose, M A

    2012-04-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate factors affecting the selection of pectoralis major flap in the era of free tissue reconstruction for post ablative head and neck defects and flap associated complications. The records of patients who underwent various reconstructive procedures between July 2009 and December 2010 were retrospectively analysed. 147 reconstructive procedures including 79 free flaps and 58 pectoralis major flaps were performed. Pectoralis major flap was selected for reconstruction in 21 patients (36%) due to resource constrains, in 12 (20%) patients for associated medical comorbidities, in 11 (19%) undergoing extended/salvage neck dissections, and in 5 patients with vessel depleted neck and free flap failure salvage surgery. None of the flaps was lost, 41% of patients had flap related complications. Most complications were self-limiting and were managed conservatively. Data from this study suggest that pectoralis major flap is a reliable option for head and neck reconstruction and has a major role even in this era of free flaps. The selection of pectoralis major flap over free flap was influenced by patient factors in most cases. Resource constraints remain a major deciding factor in a developing country setting.

  9. Four Flaps Technique for Neoumbilicoplasty

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    Young Taek Lee

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The absence or disfigurement of the umbilicus is both cosmetically and psychologically distressing to patients. The goal of aesthetically pleasing umbilical reconstruction is to create a neoumbilicus with sufficient depth and good morphology, with natural-looking superior hooding and minimal scarring. Although many reports have presented techniques for creating new and attractive umbilici, we developed a technique that we term the "four flaps technique" for creating a neoumbilicus in circumstances such as the congenital absence of the umbilicus or the lack of remaining umbilical tissue following the excision of a hypertrophic or scarred umbilicus. This method uses the neighboring tissue by simply elevating four flaps and can yield sufficient depth and an aesthetically pleasing shape with appropriate superior hooding.

  10. Dynamic stall in flapping flight

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    Hubel, Tatjana; Tropea, Cameron

    2007-11-01

    We report on experiments concerning unsteady effects in flapping flight, conducted in the low-speed wind tunnel of the TU Darmstadt using a mechanical flapping-wing model. Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) was used for qualitative and quantitative analysis parallel and perpendicular to the flow field. A sensitivity analysis of the main flight parameters has been performed, with specific attention to the flight envelope of 26,500 dynamic stall effect could be verified by the direct force measurement as well as the flow visualization. The observation of the leading-edge vortex for typical bird flight reduced frequencies shows that this flow cannot be approximated as being quasi- steady. This in effect proves that adaptive wings are necessary to fully control these unsteady flow features, such as dynamic stall.

  11. Flapping Wing Flight Dynamic Modeling

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    von Karman, T. and Burgers, J. M., Gerneral Aerodynamic Theory - Perfect Fluids , Vol. II, Julius Springer , Berlin, 1935. [24] Pesavento, U. and Wang...L., Methods of Analytical Dynamics , McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1970. [34] Deng, X., Schenato, L., Wu, W. C., and Sastry, S. S., Flapping...Micro air vehicle- motivated computational biomechanics in bio ights: aerodynamics, ight dynamics and maneuvering stability, Acta Mechanica

  12. Optimal propulsive flapping in Stokes flows

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    Was, Loic

    2014-01-01

    Swimming fish and flying insects use the flapping of fins and wings to generate thrust. In contrast, microscopic organisms typically deform their appendages in a wavelike fashion. Since a flapping motion with two degrees of freedom is able, in theory, to produce net forces from a time-periodic actuation at all Reynolds number, we compute in this paper the optimal flapping kinematics of a rigid spheroid in a Stokes flow. The hydrodynamics for the force generation and energetics of the flapping motion is solved exactly. We then compute analytically the gradient of a flapping efficiency in the space of all flapping gaits and employ it to derive numerically the optimal flapping kinematics as a function of the shape of the flapper and the amplitude of the motion. The kinematics of optimal flapping are observed to depend weakly on the flapper shape and are very similar to the figure-eight motion observed in the motion of insect wings. Our results suggest that flapping could be a exploited experimentally as a propul...

  13. Supercharging and Augmenting Venous Drainage of an Anterolateral Thigh Free Flap: Options and Indications

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    Frederic W.-B. Deleyiannis, MD, MPhil, MPH

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Summary: This study introduces the options for supercharging and augmenting venous drainage of an anterolateral thigh free flap. Clinical indications and options for additional microvascular anastomoses are reviewed in 5 consecutive patients. The indications were simultaneous mucosal and cutaneous defects, divergent mucosal defects, and extensively wide and long cutaneous defects. Three additional vascular pedicles were anastomosed: the transverse branch of the lateral circumflex (n = 3, a perforator coming directly off the superficial femoral artery (n = 1, and a posterior perforator from the profundus femoral artery (n = 1. The anastomosis of a separate pedicle from the superior, medial, and/or posterior-lateral thigh may be a useful technique when confronted with an extensive defect that may not reliably be reconstructed with a routine anterolateral thigh flap based on a single perforator.

  14. [Arterial vascularization of the triceps sural muscle].

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    Mairesse, J L; Mestdagh, H; Procyk, S; Depreux, R

    1984-01-01

    The triceps surae muscle, the dorsal and medial leg skin constitute a very important reserve of muscular and myocutaneous flaps. The material on which the study was carried out consisted of 20 legs from standard cadavers. The superficialis femoral artery was injected with terebenthene and minimum mixture. The medial head of gastrocnemius is 23.3 em long, 6.9 cm wide, 1.25 mm thick at distal third. Its dominant blood supply is carried by the medialis gastrocnemius artery. It rises from popliteal artery 1.2 cm above the femoral tibial articulation with 1.9 mm diameter. It runs 3 cm down before entering muscle where it provides 2 or 3 mean branches. These branches give musculocutaneous arteries to the skin of the dorsal leg. The same study was performed for the lateral head of gastrocnemius and soleus. We studied also arteries of dorsomedial leg skin. The characteristics of long saphenous and short saphenous arteries were described. These muscles and dorsomedial leg skin can be used as muscular or myocutaneous flap for covering defects between the lower leg and the lower thigh.

  15. Use of ozone in healing failed pectoralis major myocutaneous advancement flap

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    Titiksha T. Pol; Mariya P. Jiandani; Sushama Gajakos; Nivedita Shahane; Vibhavari R. Koli

    2016-01-01

    Infection of the sternotomy wound following cardiac surgery is quiet common. The PMMF (pectoralis major myocutaneous advancement flap) procedure is commonly used to treat non healing sternotomy wounds following CABG (coronary artery bypass graft) procedure. Ozone is used in the treatment of chronic, infected non healing wounds. A 65 year old female with a similar type of situation was treated with ozone in our study and the effects of ozone to significantly control infection and promote heali...

  16. Reconstruction of the columella and the tip of the nose with an island-shaped forehead flap

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    Vulović Dejan

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Posttraumatic and postoperative defects of columella and the tip of the nose are difficult to reconstruct. There are several operative methods described in the literature, and many of them are step-by-step procedures with long duration. The aim of this study was to present one-step procedure for reconstruction of the columella and the tip of the nose with island-shaped arterial forehead flap. Case report. A 45-year old man was submitted to surgical excision of basocellular skin cancer. After the excision, a defect of the columella and tip of the nose the remained, 3 × 2.5 cm in dimensions, with exposed alar cartilages. During the same operation, the defect was covered with an island-shaped arterial forehead flap. Postoperative one-year course was uneventful, without signs of tumor recurrence after one year, and further surgical corrections were unnecessary. Conclusion. Considering the results of our operative technique, we believe that middle island-shaped forehead flap is suitable for reconstruction of the columella and the tip of the nose, due to the following reasons: safe vascularization of flap, similarity of the transferred tissue with the excised one, the procedure is completed in one step, simple surgical technique and uncomplicated healing of a flap-harvesting site.

  17. 第1掌骨基底骨折的治疗进展%Progress in Treatment of Basal Fracture of the First Metacarpal Bone

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    李玲; 黄建新

    2016-01-01

    In bone science, the first metacarpal bone base fracture is common clinical hand injury, treatment methods varied, each have advantages and disadvantages. The treatment of metacarpal basement fractures, should be based on the type of fracture, the skill level of the performer, the patient's individual difference factors such as comprehensive consideration to determine suitable for patients with the best solutions. Reviews recent years, the latest progress in the ifeld of the ifrst metacarpal bone base fracture treatment.%在骨科学中,第1掌骨基底骨折是临床上常见的手部损伤,目前治疗方法多种多样,各有优缺点。第1掌骨基底骨折的治疗,应根据骨折的类型、术者的技术水平、患者的个体差异等多方面因素综合考虑来确定适合患者的最佳方案。对近年来第1掌骨基底骨折治疗领域的最新进展进行综述。

  18. Laparoscopic Harvest of Omental Flaps for Reconstruction of Complex Mediastinal Wounds

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    Salameh, Jihad R.; Chock, Deborah A.; Gonzalez, John J.; Koneru, Suresh; Glass, Jeffrey L.

    2003-01-01

    Background: Omental harvest for complex poststernotomy mediastinal wounds has traditionally required a formal laparotomy in often high-risk patients, thus making it the procedure of last resort. Methods: The charts of all patients who underwent a laparoscopic omental harvest at the Texas Endosurgery Institute were retrospectively reviewed. Results: Seven patients, 4 males and 3 females with an average age of 65.1±6.3 years, with complex mediastinal wounds following coronary artery bypass grafting were studied. All patients underwent laparoscopic harvest of omental flaps based on the right gastroepiploic artery (3), the left gastroepiploic artery (1) or both (3), along with pectoralis major myocutaneous advancement flaps in 5 patients and partial-thickness skin graft and a vacuum-assisted closure device in 2 patients. The average operative time for the entire procedure was 196±54 minutes. Enteric feedings could be tolerated early postoperatively with a mean of 3.8 days. One death (14.2%) occurred. All surviving patients had excellent wound healing results at a mean follow-up of 19.1 months. Conclusion: Laparoscopic harvest of omental flaps for the reconstruction of complex mediastinal wounds is a valid and potentially less morbid alternative for the treatment of this infrequent but disastrous complication of open heart surgery. PMID:14626397

  19. Application of three-dimensional digitalized reconstruction of latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap

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    Yuanzhi ZHANG; Jianwei LI; Yanbing LI; Dan JIN; Jionghao CHEN; Shizhen ZHONG; Guoxian PEI

    2008-01-01

    Developments of digital technology and three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction allowed a precise description of anatomic structures. With the introduction of Visible Human Project and Virtual Chinese Human (VCH) techniques, more detailed anatomic images could be obtained. Digitized visible models of these structures can be applied as a useful tool in clinical training. The aim of this study was to reconstruct the normal structures of thoracodorsal artery in 3D images and to establish the digitized visible models of latissimus dorsi myocutaneous (LDM) flap. The cross-sectional images from the four VCH datasets were reviewed to study LDM and thoraco-dorsal artery structures on a section-by-section basis. Next, two adult fresh cadaver specimens were perfused with lead oxide-gelatine mixture and subject to radio-graphic CT scanning on their torsos. The cross-sectional images from the CT images were reviewed to study thor-acodorsal artery structures. Three-dimensional computer-ized reconstructions of LDM flap structures were conducted from these datasets by using Amira 3.1 (TGS) software respectively. The 3D reconstructed visible models established from these datasets perfectly displayed the anatomic characteristics of LDM flap.

  20. Use of pedicled latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap to reconstruct the upper limb with large soft tissue defects

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    QU Zhi-gang; LIU Yu-jie; HE Xu; DING Xiao-hen; FANG Guan-grong

    2012-01-01

    Objective:To report the technique of reconstruction of large skin and soft tissue defects in the upper extremity using pedicled latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flaps.Methods:Six patients with large skin and soft tissue defects were included in this report.There were 5 trauma patients and the rest one needed to receive plastic surgery for his extremity scar.All wounds were in the upper extremity.The sizes of defects ranged from 15 cm×6 cm to 30 cm× 18 cm.Pedicled latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flaps were designed according to the defect area and raised with part of latissimus dorsi.The thoracodorsal artery and its perforators were carefully protected during surgery.Results:All flaps healed primarily without flap congestion,margin necrosis or infection.The skin donor sites either received split-thickness skin graft (3 cases,mostly from the anterior thigh) or was closed primarily (3 cases)and had minimal morbidity.Follow-up of 6-12 months showed that the contour of flap was aesthetic and the function of limb was excellent.Conclusion:Our experience indicates that the pedicled latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap is favorable for reconstruction of large skin and soft tissue defects in the upper extremity.

  1. Design and application of tension skin flap of the pedicle of distally based skin flap or reverse-flow island flap%远端蒂皮瓣或逆行岛状皮瓣转移术蒂部减张皮瓣的设计与应用

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    王培吉; 秦建忠; 董启榕

    2008-01-01

    目的 探讨在远端蒂皮瓣或逆行岛状皮瓣蒂部设计减张皮瓣的可行性和临床应用效果.方法 临床应用胫后动脉内踝上皮支逆行岛状皮瓣修复9例,胫后动脉小腿内侧穿支远端蒂皮瓣修复2例,腓动脉外踝上皮穿支逆行岛状皮瓣修复8例,腓浅神经营养血管逆行岛状皮瓣修复4例,远端蒂腓肠神经营养血管皮瓣修复3例,掌背筋膜蒂逆行岛状皮瓣修复2例.蒂部减张瓣呈梭形或圆形,面积为1.0 am×1.0 cm~5.0 cm×3.5 cm.结果 28例皮瓣术后血运良好,无肿胀、淤血,全部成活,随访皮瓣质地良好,外形美观,供区均一期愈合,疗效满意.结论 在远端蒂皮瓣或逆行岛状皮瓣蒂部设计减张皮瓣是可行的.可有效地防止蒂部血管受压或血管网破坏而影响皮瓣的血运,是一种可靠的预防远端蒂皮瓣或逆行岛状皮瓣血供障碍的新方法.%Objective To explore the feasibility and clinical resuhs of the tension skin flap of the pedicle of distally based skin flap or reverse-flow island flap. Methods Nine cases were repaired using reversed island flap pedicled with cutaneous branches of medial supramalleolar of posterior tibial artery in clinic,2 cases using distally based skin flap pedicled with the medial perforator of the posterior tibial artery,8 cases using reversalisland flap of peroneal artery lateral mulleolus skin perfarator 4 cases using reversed island flap pedicled with superficial peroneal nerve and its nutrient vessels. 3 cases using distally based sural neurocutaneous flap,and 2 cases using reversed island flap pedicled with dorsal fascia of hand.The area of the tension flap was 1.0 cm×1.0 cm to 5.0 am×3.5 cm. Results All the flaps completely survived.On the postoperative years follow-up,the texture of the flap was excellent,and primary healing was obtained at the donor site. Conclusion It's effective to design at the pedicle of the distally based flap or reversed island flap a tension skin

  2. Reconstruction of Complex Facial Defects Using Cervical Expanded Flap Prefabricated by Temporoparietal Fascia Flap.

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    Zhang, Ling; Yang, Qinghua; Jiang, Haiyue; Liu, Ge; Huang, Wanlu; Dong, Weiwei

    2015-09-01

    Reconstruction of complex facial defects using cervical expanded flap prefabricated by temporoparietal fascia flap. Complex facial defects are required to restore not only function but also aesthetic appearance, so it is vital challenge for plastic surgeons. Skin grafts and traditional flap transfer cannot meet the reconstructive requirements of color and texture with recipient. The purpose of this sturdy is to create an expanded prefabricated temporoparietal fascia flap to repair complex facial defects. Two patients suffered severe burns on the face underwent complex facial resurfacing with prefabricated cervical flap. The vasculature of prefabricated flap, including the superficial temporal vessel and surrounding fascia, was used as the vascular carrier. The temporoparietal fascia flap was sutured underneath the cervical subcutaneous tissue, and expansion was begun in postoperative 1 week. After 4 to 6 months of expansion, the expander was removed, facial scars were excised, and cervical prefabricated flap was elevated and transferred to repair the complex facial defects. Two complex facial defects were repaired successfully by prefabricated temporoparietal fascia flap, and prefabricated flaps survived completely. On account of donor site's skin was thinner and expanded too fast, 1 expanded skin flap was rupture during expansion, but necrosis was not occurred after the 2nd operation. Venous congestion was observed in 1 patient, but after dressing, flap necrosis was not happened. Donor site was closed primarily. Postoperative follow-up 6 months, the color, texture of prefabricated flap was well-matched with facial skin. This method of expanded prefabricated flap may provide a reliable solution to the complex facial resurfacing.

  3. Analysis of biplane flapping flight with tail

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    Tay, W.B.; Bijl, H.; Van Oudheusden, B.W.

    2012-01-01

    Numerical simulations have been performed to examine the interference effects between an upstream flapping biplane airfoil arrangement and a downstream stationary tail at a Reynolds number of 1000, which is around the regime of small flapping micro aerial vehicles. The objective is to investigate th

  4. Exercise does not affect stiffness and mineralisation of third metacarpal condylar subarticular calcified tissues in 2 year old thoroughbred racehorses

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    VL Ferguson

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Impact exercise has a profound effect in increasing volumetric density of epiphyseal bone, as clearly shown in 2 year old thoroughbred racehorses from which we derived the tissue studied in the present investigation. Here, we asked the question whether the fabric-level properties of the mineralised tissues immediately below hyaline articular cartilage which transmit the extra loads are themselves altered in consequence. We therefore studied the nanoindentation elastic modulus and its relationship to the concentration of mineral determined by quantitative backscattered electron imaging in the heavily loaded palmar medial and lateral condyles of the distal third metacarpal bone (Mc3 of 4 untrained and 4 trained 2-year old Thoroughbred racehorses. We found no difference between trained and untrained horses in either subchondral bone or calcified cartilage in the mean stiffness or mineral content or their correlation. Thus neither articular calcified cartilage nor the immediately adjacent subchondral bone were affected by exercise, even though they transmitted the higher load associated with athletic training through to the deeper bone, which itself responded floridly to exercise. Under the circumstances of this experiment and at least in the very small regions studied, therefore, the structure of these two tissues was apparently optimised to function.

  5. Voxel-based approach to generate entire human metacarpal bone with microscopic architecture for finite element analysis.

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    Tang, C Y; Tsui, C P; Tang, Y M; Wei, L; Wong, C T; Lam, K W; Ip, W Y; Lu, W W J; Pang, M Y C

    2014-01-01

    With the development of micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) technology, it is possible to construct three-dimensional (3D) models of human bone without destruction of samples and predict mechanical behavior of bone using finite element analysis (FEA). However, due to large number of elements required for constructing the FE models of entire bone, this demands a substantial computational effort and the analysis usually needs a high level of computer. In this article, a voxel-based approach for generation of FE models of entire bone with microscopic architecture from micro-CT image data is proposed. To enable the FE analyses of entire bone to be run even on a general personal computer, grayscale intensity thresholds were adopted to reduce the amount of elements. Human metacarpal bone (MCP) bone was used as an example for demonstrating the applicability of the proposed method. The micro-CT images of the MCP bone were combined and converted into 3D array of pixels. Dual grayscale intensity threshold parameters were used to distinguish the pixels of bone tissues from those of surrounding soft tissues and improve predictive accuracy for the FE analyses with different sizes of elements. The method of selecting an appropriate value of the second grayscale intensity threshold was also suggested to minimize the area error for the reconstructed cross-sections of a FE structure. Experimental results showed that the entire FE MCP bone with microscopic architecture could be modeled and analyzed on a personal computer with reasonable accuracy.

  6. Piezoelectrically actuated insect scale flapping wing

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    Mukherjee, Sujoy; Ganguli, Ranjan

    2010-04-01

    An energy method is used in order to derive the non-linear equations of motion of a smart flapping wing. Flapping wing is actuated from the root by a PZT unimorph in the piezofan configuration. Dynamic characteristics of the wing, having the same size as dragonfly Aeshna Multicolor, are analyzed using numerical simulations. It is shown that flapping angle variations of the smart flapping wing are similar to the actual dragonfly wing for a specific feasible voltage. An unsteady aerodynamic model based on modified strip theory is used to obtain the aerodynamic forces. It is found that the smart wing generates sufficient lift to support its own weight and carry a small payload. It is therefore a potential candidate for flapping wing of micro air vehicles.