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Two for one forearm flaps

There are many and varied free flaps available for reconstructions. Here is a variant on the workhorse radial free forearm flap. The modification involves a longer, narrower flap that can be rotated back on itself to increase the flap width...

Tissue engineered flaps

This article provides a thorough summary of the current techniques available in head and neck reconstruction. It details the challenge of restoration of form and function posed by the shape of the craniofacial skeleton and soft tissue. The introduction on...

Random-pattern skin flaps: part 4 - transposition flaps

In the final part of our series on local skin flaps (see Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) in ENT, the authors describe the usefulness of the transposition-type flap and highlight some examples. Rotational advancement flap Useful for defects...

Random-pattern skin flaps: part 3 - Z-plasty flaps

In this third (see Part 1 here, Part 2 here and Part 4 here) of four articles outlining, in some detail, the practical steps for some important local skin flaps, Christopher Thompson and Miles Bannister describe the Z-plasty; a very...

Random-pattern skin flaps: part 1 – advancement flaps

In the first of a short series covering random pattern skin flaps and their use in clinical practice (see Part 2 here, Part 3 here and Part 4 here), Christopher Thompson and Miles Bannister describe in some detail their techniques...

Random-pattern skin flaps: part 2 - rhomboid and bilobed flaps

In the second of our series on local skin flaps (see Part 1 here, Part 3 here and Part 4 here), the authors describe more techniques and examples of various skin flaps that trainees should find very interesting. Rhomboid flap...

Multiple free flaps for head and neck cancer

Most patients with advanced head and neck cancers now undergo microvascular free flap reconstruction. This is mainly as flaps facilitate complete tumour and margin removal by providing reliable wound coverage and better restoration of form and function. However despite this,...

Freestyle facial artery perforator flaps for nasal reconstruction

This is an update from the authors that originally described the freestyle facial artery perforator flap for one stage nasal reconstruction in 2009. They now update with their 10-year experience of freestyle facial artery perforator flaps, accumulating a series of...

One stage nasal reconstruction with local flaps

This is an excellent and authoritative review of an often difficult and controversial (as there are so many options or so few) clinical subject. Better education and earlier diagnosis of skin tumours allows defects with limited size and depth to...

Dental implant rehabilitation in fibula free flaps

The fibula free flap was first described in 1975 and since then has gone on to become the gold standard technique for reconstruction of longer spans in the mandible or maxilla. It is a reliable flap that affords good quality...

A move away from bony free flaps in reconstruction

Techniques for facial reconstruction have come on in leaps and bounds since the world wars. The use of titanium implants is more recent and the technology for manipulating the metal and how we use it is rapidly developing. Here the...

Bilateral transposition lip flaps of central upper lip defects

This case series brilliantly explains a novel technique to repair central upper lip deformities at a Moh’s reconstruction referral practice. Most of the current treatment operations advocate a secondary surgery in order to fully restore the philtral columns and the...