Flap compromise is uncommon but inevitable in free tissue reconstruction. Aggressive, timely re-exploration holds the key to successful flap salvage. However, the salvage effort is often compromised by the absence of a standardised approach and a well-established ‘end’ point.
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Published online: May 21, 2012
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