volume 41, issue 1, P15-21 2013
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2012.05.003
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Tommaso Agostini, Davide Lazzeri, Giuseppe Spinelli

Abstract: Donor-site morbidity following raising of an ALT flap is minimal. ALT-flap versatility fulfils all of the needs of reconstruction, however we identified less common, but straightforward, complications that occurred when elevating overly large skin paddles (with widths measuring more than 10-12 cm), when sacrificing a main motor branch, when developing the pedicle too far proximally, when including too much fascia and when neglecting proper haemostasis. We suggest a basic algorithm for minimising donor-site mor…

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