• Outcome Comparison between Muscle and Fasciocutaneous Flaps after Secondary Orthopedic Procedures

    4 days ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Lower extremity wounds associated with fractures and bony defects often require secondary orthopedic procedures after flap coverage has been performed. In this study, we compare complications between muscle and fasciocutaneous flaps after secondary orthopedic procedures. Retrospective chart review study of all lower extremity soft tissue reconstructions by a single surgeon over seven years yielded a subgroup of patients who underwent secondary orthopedic procedures including hardware removal, hardware revision, and bone grafting after flap reconstruction.
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  • A New Lower Eyelid Reconstruction Using Transverse Facial Artery Perforator Flap Based on Anatomical Study

    4 days ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    With the aging of the global society, the demand for lower eyelid reconstruction following malignant skin tumour resection is increasing. For decades, flaps that require excessive dissection have been used to reconstruct relatively large lower eyelid defects. A new, less invasive option is needed for elderly patients. We present a new surgical technique using a transverse facial artery perforator flap. Records of 11 patients who underwent lower eyelid reconstruction with transverse facial artery perforator flaps after malignant skin tumour resection were reviewed.
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