«Reconstrucción dde defectos de tejidos blandos de la mano: Aternativa al colgajo fasciocutáneo de antebrazo radial.»
Rohan Page MBBS, and James Chang MD
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.
Soft-tissue defects of the hand and wrist are not an uncommon problem confronting the hand surgeon. Over the past 20 years the retrograde radial forearm fasciocutaneous flap has gained widespread acceptance in reconstruction of these defects. Appreciation of the inherent limitations of this workhorse flap and increased understanding of the blood supply of the upper extremity have prompted the development of several alternative pedicled forearm flaps. Aspects of surgical technique, specific limitations, and indications for the radial forearm fascial flap, the posterior interosseous artery flap, the retrograde radial artery perforator flap, and the dorsal ulnar artery flap are discussed and a reconstructive algorithm for flap selection is presented.
The Journal of Hand Surgery. Volume 31, Issue 5 , May 2006, Pages 847-856.