International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Reconstructive Surgery | India | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023 | Rating: 4.9 / 10


Reconstruction of Post Electric Burn Defect of Upper Limb

Mahalaxmi Pillai [2] | Pradeep Goil [3]


Abstract: Background and objectives: Upper limb burns are classified as severe burns which require treatment in specialized burn centres. Early flap cover is essential for good functional and aesthetic outcome. Various local, loco regional, distant pedicled and free flap options are available for cover. Materials and method: 37 patients between the ages of 19-56years, (Male 23 and Female 14)admitted in Burn ward between January 2021-December 2021 with upper limb electric burns were operated for various flap cover options after adequate resuscitation and debridement of wounds.20 patients underwent a free flap cover rest 17 had local flap cover. Results: 3 out 20 free flaps had marginal changes which were debrided and healed well by secondary intention. Local flaps (17) did not show any complications. Conclusions: Early local and free flap coverage helps preserve the salvagable hand structures and provides a platform for later tendon and nerve repairs for complete functional restoration.


Keywords: Electric burn reconstruction, Microsurgery, Upper limb defects


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,


Pages: 66 - 68


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