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A survey of U.K. units and a suggested protocol for free flap reconstruction of the lower limb: follow-up and management in the first postoperative week.
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PMID:  20927695     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A survey was performed of U.K. lower-limb reconstruction services and the protocol for management of free flaps to the lower limb in the first postoperative week. The postoperative period is of vital importance in these patients due to the complex nature of microsurgical tissue transfer. A range of answers were received in response to the questions regarding protocols, with no overall consensus on the postoperative plan for these patients. Patients are being managed differently in different units across the United Kingdom. A protocol that has been used successfully by the senior author is described, and we encourage others without a protocol to adopt this one.
Authors:
Jennifer K O'Neill; Amy J Greenwood; Umraz Khan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of reconstructive microsurgery     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1098-8947     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reconstr Microsurg     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8502670     Medline TA:  J Reconstr Microsurg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  601-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© Thieme Medical Publishers.
Affiliation:
Department of Plastic Surgery, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, United Kingdom. jenniferoneill@hotmail.com
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