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Coverage of widely separate defects of the lower extremity: application of cluster analysis. Ann Plast Surg 1992 Dec;29(6):512-6

Date

12/01/1992

Pubmed ID

1466547

DOI

10.1097/00000637-199212000-00006

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-0027081568   1 Citation

Abstract

A patient with lower extremity reconstruction is presented with a radial forearm free flap designed using the cluster analysis method of cutaneous perforators. The cutaneous vascular anatomy of fasciocutaneous flaps is discussed as well as the application of the mathematical model of analysis of the vascular territories within specific flaps to assist in "custom" flap design. The ultimate goal of this technique is the creation of flaps that provide a more precise and anatomical reconstruction of the proposed defect.

Author List

Yousif NJ, Prevel CD, Ye Z, Matloub HS, Sanger JR, Grunert BK

Authors

Brad K. Grunert PhD Professor in the Plastic Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Hani S. Matloub MD Professor in the Plastic Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin
James R. Sanger MD Professor in the Plastic Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adult
Cluster Analysis
Foot
Forearm
Frostbite
Humans
Male
Surgical Flaps