James Chang

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  • Reconstruction of hand soft-tissue defects: Alternatives to the radial forearm fasciocutaneous flap JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME Page, R., Chang, J. 2006; 31A (5): 847-856


    Soft-tissue defects of the hand and wrist are not an uncommon problem confronting the hand surgeon. Over the past 20 years the retrograde radial forearm fasciocutaneous flap has gained widespread acceptance in reconstruction of these defects. Appreciation of the inherent limitations of this workhorse flap and increased understanding of the blood supply of the upper extremity have prompted the development of several alternative pedicled forearm flaps. Aspects of surgical technique, specific limitations, and indications for the radial forearm fascial flap, the posterior interosseous artery flap, the retrograde radial artery perforator flap, and the dorsal ulnar artery flap are discussed and a reconstructive algorithm for flap selection is presented.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jhsa.2006.02.024

    View details for Web of Science ID 000237881700026

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