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Outcomes of anterolateral thigh free flap thinning using liposuction following lower limb trauma.

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BACKGROUND: Whilst soft tissue closure is the priority to prevent infection in open fractures of the lower limb, some patients find that bulky flaps interfere with function and dislike the appearance. We report the outcomes of delayed free anterolateral thigh flap thinning with liposuction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 38 patients treated between 2006 and 2009 were offered flap contouring. 23 chose flap thinning and 15 did not. We measured outcomes using the SF-36v2 questionnaire and cosmetic outco...

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10.1016/j.bjps.2011.11.007

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Journal:
Journal of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery : JPRAS
Volume:
65
Issue:
4
Pages:
474-481
Publication date:
2012-04-05
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EISSN:
1878-0539
ISSN:
1748-6815
URN:
uuid:dd9b689f-645c-43cb-86f2-59e372ca63f6
Source identifiers:
226427
Local pid:
pubs:226427

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