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, cilt.77, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


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.