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The application of turn-over flaps to burn wounds.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4092155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Satisfactory coverage of some deep burn wounds is very difficult. During the past year, 20 de-epithelialized turn-over flaps have been used to cover deep burn wounds in 17 patients. Most of the wounds resulted from electrical injuries which caused exposure of tendons, nerves, bone or joint space. A turn-over flap is a convenient local flap for covering deep burn wounds and reducing morbidity. They adhere well, cause less contracture, and make a good bed for the overlying graft. One disadvantage is that healthy tissue around the wound is not always available; another is questionable tendon gliding. Complications consisted of partial flap necrosis, osteomyelitis and an epithelial cyst. Overall results for the reconstruction of difficult burn wounds were considered exceptionally good.
J Y Yang; Y C Tsai; M S Noordhoff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Burns, including thermal injury     Volume:  12     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Burns Incl Therm Inj     Publication Date:  1985 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-04-15     Completed Date:  1986-04-15     Revised Date:  2014-07-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7512054     Medline TA:  Burns Incl Therm Inj     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Burns / surgery*
Burns, Electric / surgery
Child, Preschool
Cysts / etiology
Middle Aged
Necrosis / etiology
Osteomyelitis / etiology
Postoperative Complications
Surgery, Plastic / methods
Surgical Flaps*

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