Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0033-1360586
Title: Spare-part surgery
Authors: Peng, Y.P. 
Lahiri, A.
Keywords: microsurgery
reconstruction
replantation
spare parts
trauma
Issue Date: 20-Nov-2013
Citation: Peng, Y.P., Lahiri, A. (2013-11-20). Spare-part surgery. Seminars in Plastic Surgery 27 (4) : 190-197. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0033-1360586
Abstract: The authors discuss the use of scavenged tissue for reconstruction of an injured limb, also referred to as spare-part surgery. It forms an important part of overall reconstructive strategy. Though some principles can be laid down, there is no textbook method for the surgeon to follow. Successful application of this strategy requires understanding of the concept, accurate judgment, and the ability to plan on-the-spot, as well as knowledge and skill to improvise composite flaps from nonsalvageable parts. Requirements for limb reconstruction vary from simple solutions such as tissue coverage, which include skin grafts or flaps to more complex planning as in functional reconstruction of the hand, where the functional importance of individual digits as well as the overall prehensile function of the hand needs to be addressed right from the time of primary surgery. The incorporation of the concept of spare-part surgery allows the surgeon to carry out primary reconstruction of the limb without resorting to harvest tissue from other regions of the body. © 2013 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.
Source Title: Seminars in Plastic Surgery
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/127085
ISSN: 15352188
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1360586
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