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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Annals of Plastic Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
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