Complications of Flap Surgery

  • Salah Rubayi


As with any other type of surgery, there are complications specific to flap surgery and there are other complications that are general in nature. The author’s experience in dealing with this type of surgery is that there are particular factors that play an important role in developing these specific flap complications. These specific factors differ from other specialities of surgery because of the patients’ primary disease. Complications in flap surgery can result in medico-legal issues. Plastic surgeons are responsible for their actions and can be sued by the patient for these complications in malpractice cases that sometimes reach a court of law.


Deep Venous Thrombosis Pressure Ulcer Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Fasciocutaneous Flap Flap Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryRancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation CenterDowneyUSA
  2. 2.Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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