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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 13--17

The distally based island posterior-interosseous flap : an experience.

Department of Plastic Surgery, K.G. Medical College, Lucknow-226 003

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AK Singh
Department of Plastic Surgery, K.G. Medical College, Lucknow-226 003

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Soft tissue reconstructions of the hand is an exciting challence for reconstructive surgeon. The choice is between using a distant flap, mono or biaxial with or without delays, a free flap with microvascular anastamosis or an Island flap. The advent of local flaps radial and other forearm flaps has solved problem admirably (Song et al, 1982; biemer and Stock, 1983; Soutar and Tanner, 1984;Foucher et al,1984). However it does involve sacrifice of a major artery to the hand.

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