Orgun DEREN1, Meltem AYHAN1, Macide YAKUT1, Bülent ERDOĞAN1, Sualp TURAN2, Gökhan ADANALI1

1Ankara Numune Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi 1. Plastik Cerrahi Kliniği, Ankara
2Ankara Numune Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi 1. Ortopedi Kliniği, Ankara

Keywords: Avulsion Injuries, Degloving Injuries and Crush Injuries of Extremities.


Traumas to upper and lower extremities accompanied by excessive tissue loss require longterm treatment and cause difficulties for Plastic Surgeons. However, early clinical assesment may help determine the choice of treatment. Early revascularizatian plays important role in the outcome, but it is not always possible. We present three cases showing much more favorable outcome than we expected. We observed that skin grafting provided cure of the injuries, apparently incurable, especially in the young and children and that radical debridment could sometimes be unnecessary. We also found that succesfull results could be obtained with immediate reconstruction in cases most likely to undergo amputation.