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Flaps in lower limb reconstruction: A 10-year retrospective review of 157 pedicled flaps.
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PMID:  21371804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to review and present our experience with pedicled flap reconstruction of lower limb defects with particular reference to choice of flap, complications and pre-existing health disorders. METHODS: A retrospective review of lower limb reconstructions by pedicled flaps was carried out by the plastic and reconstructive surgery unit at Marseille's hospitals from January 1st, 1997 to December 31st, 2007. This study evaluated patients satisfaction and complications rate. RESULTS: During 10 years, 152 patients had 157 local flap reconstructions of lower limb defects. General patients satisfaction was 94% with 80% good or very good results and 20% of medium results. There were 16 immediate complications with three total necrosis, four partial necrosis, six hematoma, and three infections. There were nine late complications including wound dehiscence and graft instability. There were 11 functional sequels and 40 aesthetic sequels secondary to flaps. CONCLUSIONS: The current study presented our experience with locoregional flap reconstruction of lower limb defects. Lower limb reconstruction used a lot of locoregional flaps which had their own advantages and disadvantages. Their indication depended on the fiability and quality of the donor site.
I Chesnier; D Bali; D Casanova; R Legre; G Magalon
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annales de chirurgie plastique et esthetique     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1768-319X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-3-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8305839     Medline TA:  Ann Chir Plast Esthet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  FRE     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Service de chirurgie plastique reconstructrice et esthétique, hôpital de la Conception, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Marseille, 147, boulevard Baille, 13005 Marseille, France.
Vernacular Title:
Cent cinquante-sept lambeaux pédiculés utilisés dans la reconstruction des membres inférieurs : étude rétrospective sur dix ans.
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