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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2005;14(1):14-17.
Published online May 31, 2005.
Sensory Function Recovery by Free Tissue Transfer in the Extremities
Jun-Mo Lee, M.D., Byung-Yun Hwang, M.D., and Kwon-Il Kim, M.D.*
사지에서 유리 조직 이식술에 의한 감각 기능 회복
Purpose: Authors have performed free tissue transplantation in the upper and lower extremities with sensory flaps and evaluated the sensory function recovery.
Materials and methods: Between 1992 through 2004, sensory free flap articles published in the journal of the Korean microsurgical society, were reviewed and recovery of sesnsory function was assessed by static two-point discrimination test.
Results: Static two point discrimination test showed average 6.7 mm in the thumb, average 12 mm in the hand and 7 cm of the dorsalis pedis flap, 20.5 mm of the lateral arm flap and over 8 cm of the forearm flap in the foot.
Conclusion: Sensory flaps provide the protective and useful coverage in the upper and lower extremities and have benefit for activities for daily life in free tissue transferred patients.
Key Words: Free Tissue Transfer, Sensory Function Recovery

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