The new reconstructive ladder

Modifications to the traditional model

Jeffrey E. Janis, Robert K. Kwon, Christopher E. Attinger

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Abstract

The traditional reconstructive ladder has withstood the test of time, serving as a thought paradigm to guide surgeons in choosing their method of wound closure for an assortment of defects. Advances in anatomical understanding and technological innovations have improved our ability to achieve definitive closure in a wide variety of patients. In this article, the older construct is updated to reflect the use of negative-pressure wound therapy and dermal matrices. Perforator flap concepts are also discussed in terms of their inclusion as a rung on the ladder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume127
Issue numberSUPPL. 1 S
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011

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Inventions
Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy
Perforator Flap
Skin
Wounds and Injuries
Surgeons

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The new reconstructive ladder : Modifications to the traditional model. / Janis, Jeffrey E.; Kwon, Robert K.; Attinger, Christopher E.

In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 127, No. SUPPL. 1 S, 01.2011.

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Janis, Jeffrey E. ; Kwon, Robert K. ; Attinger, Christopher E. / The new reconstructive ladder : Modifications to the traditional model. In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2011 ; Vol. 127, No. SUPPL. 1 S.
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