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Free tissue transfer for leg reconstruction in children
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Y.-C. Chiang، نويسنده , , S.-F. Jeng، نويسنده , , M.-C. Yeh، نويسنده , , Y.-T. Liu، نويسنده , , H.-T. Chen، نويسنده , , F.-C. Wei، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 1997
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Twenty-five free tissue transfers for reconstruction after lower limb trauma or release of scar contractures were performed in 23 children over an 8-year period. The ages ranged from 2 to 14 years (mean 7.1 years). Fourteen (61%) patients had major associated injuries. The reconstruction sites were all in the distal leg. The overall vascular success rate was 96%. Three patients underwent re-explorations because of vascular insufficiency. One flap failed and two were salvaged. The causes of vascular complications were considered to be inadequate debridement of an avulsed vessel, venous kinking and inadequate protection of the vascular pedicle. The three cases with vascular insufficiency were children with associated injuries on the ipsilateral leg proximally. Postoperative complications were not uncommon (28%). Six of the seven complications occurred in patients with major associated injuries. The mean follow-up was 57 months. Long-term problems such as a limping gait, frequent flap ulcers, toe contracture or a bulky flap were common.
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Journal of Plastic , Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
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