Plastic reconstructive surgery in patients with end-stage peripheral arterial disease
Despite aggressive approaches to revascularization of the lower extremity, many ischemic lesions still result in amputation. Causes of lower extremity amputation include nonreconstructible peripheral occlusive disease, failed arterial reconstructions and/or infected gangrenous lesions extending into underlying tendon or bone, even after successful revascularization.
KeywordsFree Flap Limb Salvage Ischemic Lesion Soft Tissue Coverage Free Tissue Transfer
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