Simultaneous pedicled flaps for coverage of complex blast injuries to the forearm and hand (with supplemental external fixation to the iliac crest for immobilization)

S. M. Tintle, K. Wilson, P. L. McKay, R. C. Andersen, A. R. Kumar

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Abstract

The technique of two simultaneous pedicled flaps to a single extremity has recently proven useful in the care of war-injured military personnel. We present two cases of combat-injured Marines who underwent upper extremity reconstruction using simultaneous pedicled flaps. These cases illustrate a simple and successful alternative to free tissue transfer in providing coverage to complex soft tissue defects of the hand and forearm. Good outcomes were obtained in circumstances where free tissue transfer was not indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-15
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery: European Volume
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

Keywords

  • Complex soft tissue coverage
  • External fixation
  • Flap reconstruction
  • Open fracture
  • War injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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