Microchirurgie «Sans frontières»: Nouvelles limites pour la réparation des séquelles de brûlures en chirurgie humanitaire

Translated title of the contribution: Microsurgery “Without borders”: New limits for reconstruction of post-burn Sequelae in the humanitarian setting

Ilaria Tocco-Tussardi, B. Presman, M. Cherubino, C. Garusi, F. Bassetto

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Abstract

Post-burn contractures account for up to 50% of the workload of a plastic surgery team volunteering in developing nations. Best possible outcome most likely requires extensive surgery. However, extensive approaches such as microsurgery are generally discouraged in these settings. We report two successful cases of severe hand contractures reconstructed with free flaps on a surgical mission in Kenya. Microsurgery can be safely performed in the humanitarian setting by an integration of: personal skills; technical means; education of local personnel; follow-up services; and an effective network for communication.

Translated title of the contributionMicrosurgery “Without borders”: New limits for reconstruction of post-burn Sequelae in the humanitarian setting
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)65-69
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Burns and Fire Disasters
Volume29
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2016

Keywords

  • Anterolateral thigh flap
  • Burn contracture
  • Hand
  • Humanitarian
  • Reconstructive microsurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency

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