Although there are different definitions for complications seen in free flap surgery
in the literature, generally, complications are considered major if they require surgical intervention (e.g., total flap loss, thrombosis, and haematoma) and minor flap complications if they can heal with minor intervention (e.g., infection, seroma, wound site problems, and partial loss).
Respondents were giving antibiotics post-operatively for standard procedures of surgical exodontia, implant placement and periodontal flap surgery
while current evidence is leaning towards prophylactic use only.
Mathur, "Free flap surgery
in the elderly: experience with 110 cases aged [greater than or equal to] 70 years," Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, vol.
Perisanidis et al report a median duration of hospitalization stay after free flap surgery
of 34 days (22-48 days) when major complications are involved .
The major limitation of the current study was that IR injury is mainly a problem encountered in free flap surgery
or replantation but not in pedicled flap surgery
A systematic review of donor-site morbidity following free fibula flap surgery
," Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, vol.
About Free Flap surgery
, Dr Bilal said it was upto 9 hours operation in which a piece of meat was taken from a large part of body for surgery of naked bones.
In a study performed by Adent et al, three techniques, grafts, free flap surgery
and skin expansion were compared in terms of morbidity, neck motility, skin elasticity, matching and scar recurrence, full thickness skin grafting was seen to be the most adequate technique3.
As an alternative the patient was advised to have a flap surgery
for closure of the wound.
Such cases usually need a flap surgery
[where a flap is taken from another part of the body] this operation is lengthy and can be in two stages, have a long recovery and also be more expensive.
Perioperative complications of superior pharyngeal flap surgery
"Breast reconstruction with flap surgery
." The Mayo Clinic.