Upper extremity salvage procedure with flow-through free flap transfer taken from the amputated part

Yavuz M. C. , Kesiktas E., Dalay A., Acartuk S.

MICROSURGERY, vol.18, no.3, pp.163-165, 1998 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Journal Name: MICROSURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.163-165


An alternative free flap technique in a patient presenting with an incomplete amputation in the right cubital region, resulting from a gunshot wound, is introduced. The defect area was repaired using a flow-through fasciocutaneous free flap, which, when following a cubical or popliteal region amputation, is a suitable option for revascularisation and salvage of the extremity. (C) 1998 Wiley-Liss, Inc.