Reconstruction of Postburn Antebrachial Contractures Using Pedicled Thoracodorsal Artery Perforator Flaps


Uygur F., Sever C., Tuncer S., Alagoz S.

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, vol.123, pp.1544-1552, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 123 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/prs.0b013e3181a07439
  • Title of Journal : PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1544-1552

Abstract

Background: Full-thickness burns involving the antecubital area result in severe contractures. Functional impairment is inevitable if the affected areas are not managed properly. Proper treatment requires complete release and radical excision of the scar tissue, followed by reconstruction using durable tissue that will not contract during long-term follow-up.