Prospective Study Of Ipsilateral Perforator-Based Fasciocutaneous Flaps Of The Leg

*, Raghavendra. N and Joshua , Thangam Verghese and Kamath , Jaganath (2008) Prospective Study Of Ipsilateral Perforator-Based Fasciocutaneous Flaps Of The Leg. The Internet Journal of Surgery., 17 (2). ISSN 1528-8242

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Objectives: 1. Prospective clinical study to evaluate ipsilateral perforator-based fasciocutaneous flaps as a modality for covering leg defects. 2. To find out the usefulness of hand-held audio-Doppler in designing these fasciocutaneous flaps. Materials And Methods: A total of 23 patients (26 flaps) admitted with leg defects following trauma were selected for the study. Hand-held audio-Doppler equipment was used for identifying the perforator(s) around the wound and the flap was designed to include the same in its base. Results: Partial flap necrosis occurred in 2 cases, one of them requiring re-flapping; surgical site infections were encountered in 5 cases, and hematoma in one case. Conclusion: Considering the easiness of the procedure and lower ischaemic complications, we conclude that fasciocutaneous flaps are a simple, safe and reliable option for covering traumatic leg defects and hand-held audio Doppler is reliable in identifying perforators for designing these flaps.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fasciocutaneous flaps, Perforator-based flaps, Flaps of leg, Perforator flaps, Transposition flaps, Ponten
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Surgery
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2013 11:12
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2013 11:12

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