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The Reverse Ulnar Artery Forearm Island Flap in Hand Surgery: 54 Cases

Guimberteau J. C. M.D.;; Goin, J. L. M.D.; ; Panconi, B. M.D.; ; Schuhmacher, B. M.D.;
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: June 1988
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The authors discuss their experience with the ulnar artery forearm island flap in 54 cases of hand surgery. They discuss its advantages over the radial island forearm flap and examine further technical possibilities in hand reconstruction, such as the compound flap. Although these reconstructive techniques do not have any sequelae, they involve the sacrifice of a major artery and should thus be used only in complex cases with very clear indications and as a last resort.

©1988American Society of Plastic Surgeons