Reliable option for reconstruction of amputation stumps: The free anterolateral thigh flap
CitationYıldırım, S., Taylan, G. ve Aköz, T. (2006). Reliable option for reconstruction of amputation stumps: The free anterolateral thigh flap. Microsurgery. 26(5), s. 386-390.
The increased use of microsurgery has enabled reconstructive surgeons to deal with tissue defects of various sizes and compositions. The limited amount of qualified tissue for covering is the primary problem in stump reconstruction. Free flaps offer the ideal solution by providing the optimal cover, and by preserving the length of the amputation site. Anterolateral thigh flaps were preferred for reconstruction of lower extremity amputation sites of nine patients admitted both in the subacute and chronic periods. All underwent previous stump reconstruction with local flaps in other clinics. Anterolateral thigh flaps avoided further shortening of the extremities, and provided stable tissue for prosthesis use. The flap offers reliable soft‐tissue reconstruction of amputation stumps
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