Phase IV: Late Reconstruction: Reconstruction of Posttraumatic Soft Tissue Defects

The surgical care of wounds for patients with complex extremity trauma follows the principles of polytrauma care. The primary focus is to stabilize the patient. This may lead to the decision that a prompt amputation of the severely injured limb is necessary. The “life before limb” principle must be respected.


Wound Closure Free Flap Soft Tissue Defect Open Tibial Fracture Anterolateral Thigh Flap 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plastic, Hand, and Reconstructive SurgeryHannover Medical SchoolHannoverGermany

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