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Safety and effectiveness of early compression of free flaps following lower limb reconstruction: A systematic review

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Introduction Early postoperative compression of free flaps for lower limb reconstruction remains controversial. It may reduce venous congestion and promote the resolution of oedema. However, concerns remain regarding inadvertent pedicle compression, which may lead to flap failure. The aim of this systematic review was to determine the safety and effectiveness of this intervention.

Methods A systematic review was designed in compliance with PRISMA. ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.bjps.2020.05.011

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Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Sub department:
Kennedy Institute for Rheumatology
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-9579-9411
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Journal website
Volume:
73
Issue:
9
Pages:
1604-1611
Publication date:
2020-06-08
Acceptance date:
2020-05-09
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ISSN:
1748-6815
Language:
English
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Subtype:
Review
Pubs id:
1112120
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pubs:1112120
Deposit date:
2020-06-14

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