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Optimizing the Success of the Microvascular Free Flap

Lamp, Susan BSN, RN, CPSN

Plastic Surgical Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/PSN.0b013e318293fbc5
Departments: Reconstructive Department

Microvascular free flaps are a valuable plastic surgery option for patients requiring reconstruction surgery. Over the past 10–15 years, the improvement in technology and the multitude of donor sites has increased the number of successful outcomes of reconstructive flaps.

Author Information

Susan Lamp, BSN, RN, CPSN, has been a plastic surgery nurse for the past 19 years working with the Department of Plastic Surgery at The Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University Medical Center. She is the editor of the ASPSNews and serves on the PSN Journal Editorial Board as the chair of the Reconstruction Department. She was elected to the Board of Directors for ASPSN for a 2-year term beginning September 2011.

Address correspondence to Susan Lamp, BSN, RN, CPSN, Reconstruction Surgery, Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University Medical Center, Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center, 1145 Olentangy River Road, Suite 2200, Columbus, OH 43212 (e-mail:

The author has no conflicts of interest.

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