Preexpanded Perforator Flaps in Children
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01700595|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 4, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 4, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Contractures Scars||Procedure: new technical intervention||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||7 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Preexpanded Perforator Flaps in Pediatric Patients|
|Study Start Date :||September 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 2012|
Experimental: new technical intervention
''new technical intervention'' represents the surgical procedure which is applied for the patients assigned to this group because of their certain characteristics. Namely, pediatric patients with broad axillary, anterior chest wall, mammary and neck scars are treated with this surgical approach.
Procedure: new technical intervention
Contractures and broad scars of the subjects are treated by this surgical intervention which is a reconstructive surgery that is performed by the transfer of preexpanded perforator flaps to the recipient sites of skin deficiency.
Other Name: reconstructive surgery by transfer of preexpanded perforator flaps
- Range of motion of the particular joint [ Time Frame: at least three months after flap tarnsfer ]Disruption of the contracture band and releasing the contracture of a particular joint results in achievement of the healthy range of motion of that joint.
- Replaced tissue dimensions [ Time Frame: at least three months after the operation ]Transferred flap sizes will be documented. It is a way of demonstrating the amount of replaced scar tissue and exhibiting the success of the technique.
- Developement of related anatomic structures [ Time Frame: at least a year after flap transfer ]Resurfacing the broad scar tissue and releasing the contracture leads to normal developement of the relevant extremity, chest, neck, breast and posture of the patient, thus, providing the healthy developement of the child.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01700595
|Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine|
|Istanbul, Turkey, 34093|