[Plastic surgery concepts for coverage of extremity defects within the scope of general surgery].


Journal Article (Review)

Soft tissue defects of the extremities are infrequent within the spectrum of general surgery and are predominantly found with perfusion disorders of macro- and microcirculation in the lower extremities. In the upper extremity, they are more frequently seen after i.v. cytostatic drug administration and tumor resections. This article describes the most frequent causes of complex defects of the extremities. Common flaps for the reconstruction of these defects and the pathway to decision making are elucidated.

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Cited Authors

  • Erdmann, D; Cedidi, C; Schepler, H; Germann, G

Published Date

  • May 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 68 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 454 - 460

PubMed ID

  • 9303833

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9303833

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-4722

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s001040050213


  • ger

Conference Location

  • Germany