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Repair of radial free flap donor site by full-thickness skin graft from inner arm
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C.M.E. Avery، نويسنده , , M. Iqbal Arif، نويسنده , , MATTHEW R. ORR، نويسنده , , J.P. Hayter، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2005
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Sixty-two consecutive patients had 63 radial free flaps taken and the donor site repaired with either a full-thickness or split-skin graft. A full-thickness graft was harvested from the inner upper arm in 53 patients (85%). The donor site was assessed using a visual analogue scale, tactile sensitivity, and the Vancouver scar assessment score. All donor sites healed without complications except for two minor wound dehiscences. Both patients and surgeons rated the aesthetic outcome as good. The advantages included; single operation site; simple execution; thin hairless graft, good colour match and an inconspicuous scar causing minimal morbidity.
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Donor site , morbidity , Radial flap , graft
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British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery
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