J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2021 Jun 17. Epub 2021 Jun 17.
Department of Plastic, Hand, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Helios University Hospital Wuppertal, Germany.
Background: In phalloplasty, there is a lack of standardized follow-up examinations of motor function and strength after harvesting oversized radial forearm free flaps (RFFF).
Methods: We evaluated the donor site of 20 transmen after phalloplasty, using a multimodal, standardized approach, assessing the following parameters: opposition of the thumb, composite range of motion of the finger joints, grip strength, mobility of the wrist, lesion of the superficial branch of the radial nerve, the dorsal branch of the ulnar nerve, the sensation of pain, and cold intolerance. The contralateral, nonoperated forearm was used as a control. Read More