Jeyakodish V, Ramasamy Lingappan


Major advances in the field of Plastic surgery have been made possible by the use of muscle flap, musculocutaneous flap, fasciocutaneous flap and various techniques of microvascular composite tissue transplantation. Island flaps are designed on the principle of transfer of tissue without an intact epitheliazed skin pedicle. Further refinements in design and techniques has reached a point where flaps are transferred on vascular and neurovascular bundles. This study is done at Govt. Rajaji hospital, Madurai over a period of 3 years. Totally 60 patients were operated for various defects in the body.


PROSPECTIVE, determining, reconstruction

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