Extracorporal Shock Wave Therapy as a Delay Procedure to Improve Viability of Zone 4 An Experimental Study in a Rat TRAM Flap Model


Nacak U., Calis M. , ATİLLA P. , ÇETİN A. , AKSU A. E.

ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.77, no.2, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/sap.0000000000000261
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY

Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study was to test our hypothesis that pre-operative application of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) as a delay procedure would improve the survival of zone 4 of transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap and reduce the resulting necrotic area.