Saphenous artery-based flap models in rats: new flap designs for experimental studies


Aksam E., Aksam B., DEMİRSEREN M. E. , Yavuz H. S. O.

JOURNAL OF SURGICAL RESEARCH, vol.206, no.2, pp.355-362, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 206 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jss.2016.08.029
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF SURGICAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.355-362

Abstract

Background: Experimental research using laboratory animals provides substantial data about reconstructive surgery. However, the literature does not include any experimental studies that have used flap models on the hind limbs of rats. To gain an understanding of the physiology of lower-extremity flaps and of flap failures, this study assessed the cutaneous perforators of the saphenous artery, and new flap models were designed for the hind limbs of rats.