alexa Abstract | Single-Unit Elevation of the Scalp, Skull, and Dura: A Modification of the Classic Osteoplastic Flap
ISSN: 2329-6895

Journal of Neurological Disorders
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Abstract

Wound healing and infection is a concern for all surgeons, especially in cases of repeat surgical intervention. The osteoplastic flap is a technique that was previously used frequently in cranial surgery but since the introduction of cranial plating systems, it is now used only rarely. A retrospective study showed that although the infection rates of osteoplastic flaps were similar to free flaps, the need for another surgery for surgical washout and bone flap removal was lower (but not statistically significant) in the osteoplastic flap group.

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Author(s): Jason Blatt, Edward Yap, Lynn Damitz and Deanna Sasaki-Adams

Keywords

Wound healing, Osteoplastic flap, Craniotome, Bipolar Affective Disorders,Cerebral Palsy

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