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Algorithm for free perforator flap selection in lower extremity reconstruction based on 563 cases.

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Summary of "Algorithm for free perforator flap selection in lower extremity reconstruction based on 563 cases."

Microsurgical lower extremity reconstruction remains a challenge. The use of perforator flaps in lower extremity reconstruction is expanding. The objective of this article is to review our experience and present an algorithm to guide in the selection of the ideal free perforator flap that can be tailored to each lower extremity defect.

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Name: Plastic and reconstructive surgery
ISSN: 1529-4242
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