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Queen Mary University London, Mile End Rd, Bethnal Green, London E1 4NS , harry.whitehouse2015@gmail.com
Abstract:   (244 Views)
BACKGROUND
Thigh-based, groin-based and lateral-thoracic-based flaps are available for microsurgical hand resurfacing – which is the best?
 
METHODS
BestBETS methodology was used to systematically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages. PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane databases were searched up until Sep 2020, using the search strategy: hand re-surfacing, free-flap, groin-flap, thigh-flap, lateral thoracic-flap, advantages, and disadvantages.
 
RESULTS
Overall, 31 papers were identified which were used to synthesize the discussion and conclusions.
 
CONCLUSION
Thigh-based anterolateral thigh (ALT) flaps offer the greatest versatility.
 
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/07/22 | Accepted: 2021/07/6

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