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Topic: Advances in Microsurgery for Upper and Lower Extremity Reconstruction and Limb Preservation

A special issue of Plastic and Aesthetic Research

ISSN 2349-6150 (Online), ISSN 2347-9264 (Print)

Submission deadline: 30 Aug 2019

Guest Editor(s)

  • Dr. Matthew L. Iorio
    Associate Professor, Co-Director of Hand Surgery, Co-Director of Extremity Microsurgical Reconstruction, University of Colorado Hospital, Anschutz Medical Campus, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Aurora, Colorado, USA.


Special Issue Introduction

Soft tissue reconstruction of the distal extremity continues to be a challenging problem for the reconstructive surgeon, requiring careful attention to its complex functionality. The success of extremity reconstruction emphasizes the continuing evolution of our understanding of flap physiology, and underscores the importance of innovation and application of new techniques when we are faced with difficult reconstructive problems. The goal of this special issue is to identify and report on the outcomes and techniques for upper and lower extremity microsurgical reconstruction. This includes thinned perforator flaps, microsurgical techniques of extremity preservation and salvage in patients with devastating injuries or severe medical comorbidities, and the available evidence for choosing individual reconstructive algorithms and practices.


Perforator flaps, limb salvage, hand surgery, microsurgery, free flap

Submission Deadline

30 Aug 2019

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