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The lateral arm flap for reconstruction of tissue defects due to olecranon bursitis

Heidekrueger, Paul I. ; Mueller, Camillo ; Thiha, Aung ; Ehrl, Denis ; Weinschenk, Fabian ; Herter, Frank ; Ninkovic, Milomir ; Prantl, Lukas


Wound healing problems following acute and chronic olecranon bursitis can result in problematic tissue defects around the elbow. These defects often require a regional flap or a free flap for durable tissue coverage. The aim of this study was to assess clinical outcome the lateral arm flap (LAF) used to cover tissue defects caused by chronic olecranon bursitis. Between 2011 and 2015, 13 patients ...


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