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Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Sep;132(3):387e-402e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31829ae29f.

Soft-tissue coverage of the elbow.

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Hand and Microsurgery, Department of Orthopedics, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA. stevanov@usc.edu

Abstract

The elbow requires a durable and pliable soft-tissue envelope. Injuries, infections, or tumors that result in exposed tendon, bone, or implants require expedient soft-tissue coverage. Familiarity with various options for coverage can help tailor treatment to the defect size and minimize donor-site morbidity. In this article, emphasis is placed on muscle and fasciocutaneous flaps that have been shown to have reliable vascularity and predictable outcomes.

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PMID:
23985651
DOI:
10.1097/PRS.0b013e31829ae29f
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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