Anticoagulative strategies in reconstructive surgery – clinical significance and applicability

Andreas Jokuszies, Christian Herold, Andreas D. Niederbichler & Peter M. Vogt
Advanced strategies in reconstructive microsurgery and especially free tissue transfer with advanced microvascular techniques have been routinely applied and continously refined for more than three decades in day-to-day clinical work. Bearing in mind the success rates of more than 95%, the value of these techniques in patient care and comfort (one-step reconstruction of even the most complex tissue defects) cannot be underestimated. However, anticoagulative protocols and practices are far from general acceptance and – most...