Emergency free tissue transfer
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The authors report the use of acute free flaps in head, upper and lower limb injuries. The series includes 9 clinical cases, 2 latissimus dorsi muscle and 2 fasciocutaneous radial forearm flaps for coverage and 1 flow-through cephalic antebrachial dermal venous flap for coverage and venous drainage and 4 flow-through fasciocutaneous radial mid-forearm flaps for coverage and revascularisation of the ischaemia extremities. There were no postoperative infections and no failures, confirming the reliability of this concept.
Key wordsFree flaps Emergency flaps Flowthrough flaps
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