Orthopedic Trauma Directions 2006; 4(5): 29-35
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-944324
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Early microsurgical reconstruction of complex trauma of the extremities

Plastic and reconstructive surgery; 78 (3): 28 - 292.Marko  Godina (1986)
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Publication Date:
09 October 2006 (online)

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The success rate of the microsurgical procedure was much higher in the early treatment group (99.25%) than in the delayed and late treatment groups (88% and 91.5% respectively). The planning of the microvascular free-tissue transfer and the transfer itself were much easier immediately after the injury, largely due to the absence of fibrosis. Patients in the early treatment group had better outcomes with respect to number of microsurgical procedure failures, postoperative infections, bone healing time and average length of hospital stay.