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[The free "emergency" rectus abdominis flap transfer for coverage of complex hand injuries].

[Article in German]

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

Abstract

Standard local flaps may be insufficient to cover extensive soft tissue defects of the upper extremity. To prevent further damage of exposed vital structures, early microsurgical free-flap transfer may be necessary. The rectus abdominis free muscle flap is introduced as a new and reliable procedure for emergency coverage of upper limb defects.

PMID:
9931833
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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