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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1994;11(2):303-313.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1994.11.2.303    Published online December 31, 1994.
Resurfacing of the Open Wound of the Hand with Free Arterialized Venous Falp.
Sang Hyun Woo, Seong Eon Kim, Jae Ho Jeong, Kyung Ho Lee, Jung Hyun Seul
Abstract
Since introduction of venous flap in 1980, many experimental studies and clinical applications of various kinds of venous flaps were reported. Venous flap has the following advantages : (1) nonbulky and goo-quality of flap (2) long & large vascular pedicle (3) easy & rapid elevation of flap (4) no sacrifice of major arteries (5) a single operative field. But, we also have some disadvantages of difficult handling of the pliable veins and the tmcertainty of flap survival. For the better result we had to design the size of the flap larger than that of defect and increase the number of draining vein to reduce the postoperative edema of the flap. We have treated the defects of soft tissue of the hand using free arterialized venous flap from the flexor aspect of the forearm & had an excellent results.
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