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Practical Techniques in Flap Surgery


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Yuichi Hirase
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About this book


This book was written for orthopedic and plastic surgeons who wish to learn about reconstructive surgery of the extremities and trunk. For reconstructions of the extremities and trunk, surgeons need information on both orthopedic and plastic surgery. However, orthopedic surgeons are generally not familiar with the reconstruction of soft tissue, and plastic surgeons have little experience with osseo-tendinous system reconstructions. For those reasons, there is a definite need for a book detailing both fields of surgery.

Because many existing books focus on only the type of flap, it is difficult for doctors to distinguish which flap is best for their patients in need of reconstructive surgery. In this book, chapters are based not on the flap but the injury site. In the each chapter, pitfalls and candidate flaps are described for the reconstruction of each site. Additionally, the operative steps are explained with the help of numerous high-quality photos, offering a unique valuable resource for orthopedic and plastic surgeons faced with these challenges. 


Flap surgery Reconstruction Skin graft Plastic surgery Soft tissue

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Yotsuya Medical CubeChiyoda-kuJapan

About the authors

Yuichi Hirase, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Hand Surgery and Microsurgery Center
Yotsuya Medical Cube, Tokyo, Japan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Practical Techniques in Flap Surgery
  • Authors Yuichi Hirase
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-4-431-56043-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-4-431-56763-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-4-431-56045-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 674
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 1050 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Original Japanese edition published by KOKUSEIDO CO., LTD, Tokyo, 2009
  • Topics Plastic Surgery
    Surgical Orthopedics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“The author discusses flap reconstruction of the extremities, trunk, back, and inguinal area in a format that is easy to absorb. … Surgeons who work on reconstructing hands, feet, extremities, trunk, sacrum, and inguinal area will find this an extremely useful resource. … This book will be extremely useful for surgeons who wish to get a visual understanding of flap reconstruction using the author's sequential step-by-step pictorial guide.” (Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2017)