Journal article

[Application of the tension skin flap with different shapes in the pedicle of the reverse neurocutaneous island flap].

Meng Li, Xu Lan, Ping Zheng, Xing-Yan Liu, Qiu-Ming Gao, Ming-Jia Song

Zhongguo gu shang = China journal of orthopaedics and traumatology | Published : 2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of the tension skin flap with different shapes on the transplantation of the reverse neurocutaneous island flap. METHODS: From January 2006 to January 2012,there were 21 patients in the study (including 15 males and 6 females), and aged from 14 to 58 years old (35 years old on average). Tension skin flaps with different shapes (triangle ,round and ellipse) were used to improve the blood supply of the reverse neurocutaneous island flap. The tension skin flaps in the pedicle were designed triangularly (10 patients), spherically (8 patients) or elliptically (3 patients). There were 5 patients with defects in the hand (the size from 5.0 cm x 2.0 cm to 8.0 cm..

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