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A Radial Island Forearm Flap - Opportunities for Covering of Skin Defects in the Region of Hand and Elbow Joint

D. Boshnakov


The radial island forearm flap based on the radial artery has proved to be extraordinary universal. It can be applied with traumatic lesions of the hand - with a distal vascularization and retrograde blood flow as well as with defects in the elbow joint region - with proximal blood supply and anterograde blood flow. In this paper some of these applications in a series of 39 patients are described and discussed.


Radial Forearm Flap; Skin Osseous Flap; Skin-Tendon Flap; Hand Defects

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