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Reconstruction 

Reconstruction
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Reconstruction
Author(s):

Henk Giele

and Oliver Cassell

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780192632227.003.0021
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date: 08 April 2020

The reconstructive ladder 728

Direct closure (primary intention) 729

Secondary intention 734

This is a simple aide memoire for remembering the various options for reconstructing a defect.

The initial plastic surgeons’ philosophy was to do the simplest possible treatment, and where this was not possible to proceed up the ladder to the next most complex procedure. The ladder is as follows, from simplest procedure to the most complex:...

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