Microsurgery: Transplantation and Replantation by Harry J. Buncke, MD, et al.
  Table of Contents / Chapter 12:
The Scapular Cutaneous Flap
  A woman had a nonreplantable avulsion injury of the arm. (From Wilson, C.S., Alpert, B.S., Buncke, H.J., and Gordon, L.: Replantation of the upper extremity. Clin. Plastic Surg. 10:1, 85-101, 1983.)

FIG. 12-31. Nonreplantable, crushed-avulsed arm.

FIG. 12-32. The closed below-elbow stump was scarred and contracted.

FIG. 12-33. A scapular flap restored contour and padding, allowing the fitting of an above-elbow prosthesis.

FIG. 12-34. Final result.


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2. Maxwell, G.P., Steuber, K., and Hoopes, J.: A free latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap: Case report. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 62:462, 1976.

3. Olivari, N.: The latissimus flap. Br. J. Plast. Surg. 29:126, 1976.

4. Dos Santos, L.F.: Retalho escapular: Un novo retalho livre microcircugio. Rev. Bras. Cit. 70:133, 1980.


5. Saijo, M.: The vascular territories of the dorsal trunk: A reappraisal for potential flap donor sites. Br. J. Plast. Surg. 31:200, 1978.

6. Salmon, M.: Arteres de la Peau. Paris, Masson, 1936, p. 126.

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8. Gilbert, A., and Teot, L.: The free scapular flap. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 69:601, 1982.

9. Nassif, T.M., Vidal, L., Bovet, JL., and Bauder, J.: The parascapular flap - A new cutaneous microsurgical free flap. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 69:591, 1982.

10. Teot, L., Bosse, J.P., Moufarrege, R., et al.: The scapular crest pedicled bone graft. Int. J. Microsurg. 3:257, 1981.

11. Barwick, W.J., Goodkind, D.J., and Serafin, D.: The free scapular flap. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 69:779, 1982.

12. Urbaniak, J.R., Koman, L.A., Goldner, R.D., et al.: The vascularized cutaneous scapular flap. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 69:772, 1982.

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