Research Article| Volume 50, SUPPLEMENT 5, S84-S87, December 2019

Microvascular reconstructive techniques in orthopaedic traumatology

Published:October 23, 2019DOI:


      Great evolution has taken place in Orthopaedic Traumatology, regarding techniques, surgical means and equipment. However, we still encounter complicated cases of limb trauma that necessitate microvascular reconstruction. Through three different illustrative cases (one emergency foot revascularization by a free flap, covering an ankle arthrodesis and bridging the anterior tibial artery, one cure of a complex infected tibial non-union with extensive skeletal defect by double barrel fibular transfer and one osteo-chondral reconstruction of the scaphoid proximal pole using a vascularized graft harvested from the femoral medial condyle), the authors remind the Orthopaedic community about the benefits of microsurgery, especially if used in proper indication and timing. This article is a plea to preserve the knowledge and develop the technical abilities of microvascular techniques in the departments of Orthopaedics and Traumatology.


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