The role of emergency free flaps for hand trauma

S. J. McCabe, W. C. Breidenbach

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Primary closure of a wound with free flap requires minimizing the risk of infection in an effort to cover vital exposed structures. Careful patient selection, radical debridement of the wound, and an experienced microsurgical team are important for the routine application of this technique. Primary reconstruction of all injured structures is an extension of this technique that enables efficient management of severe upper extremity problems in a single setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-288
Number of pages14
JournalHand clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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