The combined scapular/parascapular flap for the treatment of extensive electrical burns of the upper extremity


Cerkes N., Erer M., Sirin F.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.50, no.7, pp.501-506, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0007-1226(97)91298-4
  • Title of Journal : BRITISH JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.501-506

Abstract

The combined scapular parascapular flap was used for coverage of six high voltage electrical burn defects of upper extremity. The flaps resurfaced the exposed tendon, nerve, bone or blood vessels on the volar and dorsal side of the distal forearm and the hand. In all cases successful soft tissue coverage and wound healing was achieved. After the stabilisation of the wounds, secondary reconstructive procedures, such as nerve grafting, tendon grafting, tendon transfers were performed. Nerve healing and tendon gliding was found to be successful under the flap.