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Hand Flaps

This article reads as a book chapter, providing an overview of the different aps available to cover soft tissue defects in the hand. It starts off by providing a general introduction to the functional and anatomical differences of the hand,...

Perforator Flaps for Breast Reconstruction

This book has been authored by a number of recognised authorities in the world of perforator based flaps for breast reconstruction. It is a thoughtful and well set out book that looks at the requirements for providing this type of...

Tissue engineered flaps

This article provides a thorough summary of the current techniques available in head and neck reconstruction. It details the challenge of restoration of form and function posed by the shape of the craniofacial skeleton and soft tissue. The introduction on...

Superiorly based nasolabial flaps

This interesting paper takes the common or garden nasolabial flap to new extremes. The flap is based on the contralateral superior orbital artery and behaves as an axial patterned flap as far as the alar rim, becoming a random patterned...

Anteromedial thigh perforator free flaps

Forty-one consecutive anterior anteromedial thigh (AMT) free flaps are reported, with a success rate of 95%. This flap is being used as an alternative to the preferred anterolateral thigh flap (ALT), which is described as the ‘real workhorse’, when this...

Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery 2nd Edition

This second edition of the popular Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery builds impressively on the first. Whilst the editors need little introduction, their expertise is supplemented by contributions from over 180 authors and world-renowned experts, providing a thoroughly comprehensive text. Part...

Complications of plates in fibula free flaps

Good functional reconstruction of the mandible remains challenging for the maxillofacial surgeon. The fibula osteocutaneous flap is widely used as a method of mandibular reconstruction and it can withstand multiple osteotomies and a thus requires hardware to adapt and hold...

Multiple free flaps for head and neck cancer

Most patients with advanced head and neck cancers now undergo microvascular free flap reconstruction. This is mainly as flaps facilitate complete tumour and margin removal by providing reliable wound coverage and better restoration of form and function. However, despite this,...

One stage nasal reconstruction with local flaps

This is an excellent and authoritative review of an often difficult and controversial clinical subject. Because of increased education and earlier diagnosis of skin tumours, surgeons are being presented with an increasing number of defects with limited size and depth....

­Distal edge necrosis in cervicofacial rotation-advancement flaps

Mohs facial reconstructive surgery can be a difficult process for a patient to undergo. The goal of facial reconstruction is to restore contour, function and aesthetics while minimising morbidity. The authors conducted a review of 88 patients who underwent cervicofacial...

Making Decisions and Avoiding Complications in Skin Flaps

Whereas modern readings on reconstructive surgery impress by their high-quality graphic illustrations on heavy glossy paper next to lengthy discussions, this book has a remarkably unpretentious appearance. At first glance it becomes clear that the reader should not expect a...

Additional venous anastomoses to safeguard DIEP flaps

That DIEP flaps can be troublesome is not news and many descriptions exist trying to circumvent these problems. The most common problem is venous congestion in the flap and this paper presents an ingenious method of anticipating and forestalling such...