Sensate palm of hand free flap for forearm length preservation in nonreplantable forearm amputation: Long-term follow-up

R. J. Rohrich, R. J. Ehrlichman, J. W. May

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Abstract

In traumatic proximal forearm amputation where replantation is not possible, ''spare parts'' from the amputated segment can be used to maintain adequate length for successful use of a below-elbow prosthesis. Two patients with long-term follow-up are presented in whom forearm length was preserved with the use of a sensate palmar skin free flap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-473
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Volume26
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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