• Is there a place for pedicled perforator flaps in humanitarian plastic surgery?

    One year ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    The use of pedicled perforator flaps has become common in developed countries in integumentary reconstruction of the trunk and limbs. In the context of humanitarian missions, the versatility that PPF offers results in significant improvement compared to local plasties, skin grafts or classic flaps. Despite such enthusiasm, however, PPF are still very little used in reconstructive surgery in humanitarian situations. Our aim was to analyse their feasibility under such conditions.
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