Skin flaps, an advanced form of skin grafting. Skin flaps are usually used when the
area requiring reconstruction lacks the blood supply needed to support a Skin Graft.
All the tissues that are used to restructure these wounds must carry their own blood supply. Skin flap surgery is a complicated course
of action in which skin, along with underlying fat, blood vessels and sometimes muscle, is moved from a healthy part of the body to the
injured site. If the skin flap is located adjoining to the burn site, the blood supply can remain attached at the donor site. In instances
where the skin flap needs to be attached to a burn site that is located in another part of the body, the surgeon will reattach the blood
vessels of the flap, at the new site, with micro vascular surgery techniques.
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