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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 77-80

A new method for elbow arthrodesis for soft-tissue coverage: The use of biceps brachii muscle flap


1 Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Sanliurfa Mehmet Akif Inan Education and Research Hospital, Sanliurfa, Turkey
2 Department of Radiology, Goztepe Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey
3 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Sanliurfa Mehmet Akif Inan Education and Research Hospital, Sanliurfa, Turkey
4 Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Izmir Katip Celebi University, Izmir, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Soysal Bas
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Sanliurfa Mehmet Akif Inan Education and Research Hospital, Esentepe Mah. Ertugrul Cad., 63200 Sanliurfa
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/tjps.TJPS_29_18

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Elbow arthrodesis is a rarely applied and difficult procedure that is performed to reduce extremity pain and prevent amputation in various clinical states. Infection, nonunion, plate-screw exposition, and skin loss are the major complications of this procedure. In this report, a new reconstruction technique with biceps brachii muscle flap was presented in a case of elbow arthrodesis performed with three operations.


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