Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2021 Oct 4;9(10):e3846. Epub 2021 Oct 4.
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Wollongong Hospital, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.
Information about the use and donor site morbidity of periosteal free flaps in head and neck reconstruction is limited. The aim of this study was to examine potential periosteal free flap donor sites with respect to their dimensions, tissue and pedicle characteristics, and predicted donor site morbidity in a cadaveric model. The following cadaveric periosteal specimens with a vascular pedicle were harvested using standard surgical approaches: skull, chest wall, sternum, scapula, iliac crest, femur, and humerus. Read More