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[Surgically-induced angiogenesis as basic principle in treatment ov hypovascularized wounds--the nutritive flap].

[Article in German]

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Abteilung Plastische und Handchirurgie, Albert-Ludwigs-Universit├Ąt Freiburg.


Chronic wounds of the lower extremity as a result of diabetes, arteriosclerosis and microangiopathy are of significant clinical relevance, as they result in immobilization, extended hospitalization and cost-intensive treatment. Via transfer of well-vascularized tissue onto chronic wounds as a free transplanted muscle flap, if necessary connected to a venous bypass, angiogenesis is induced and wound healing improved. This concept leads to nonamputational therapy.

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