flap surgery


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flap surgery

a type of breast reconstruction that is performed in a single stage, in some cases at the same time as a mastectomy.

flap surgery

Surgery in which a flap of tissue or periosteum is raised. An amputation flap is a tissue flap produced to cover the amputation stump.
See also: surgery

flap op·er·a·tion

(flap op-ĕr-ā'shŭn)
In dental surgery, operation in which a portion of the mucoperiosteal tissues is surgically detached from the underlying bone for better access and visibility.
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18) All 10 were still able to undergo either pharyngeal flap surgery or sphincter pharyngoplasty without complications.
Gapski and colleagues from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, followed 24 patients randomly assigned to Periostat or placebo following periodontal access flap surgery (AFS).
A team of researchers from the Eastman Dental Institute in London and the University of Berne, Switzerland, evaluated 22 patients with 44 sites treated with routine flap surgery.
Azizzadeh wrote in the new article, adding that cross facial nerve graft is a surgery usually performed with gracilis muscle free flap surgery, in which a portion of the gracilis muscle of the thigh is harvested, then connected to the cross facial nerve graft, with the goal of restoring spontaneous facial movement in patients with permanent facial paralysis.
WPT allows dentists to provide an effective, patient-friendly alternative to scalpel/suture flap surgery, increasing treatment acceptance.
Emdogain(R), which is applied in gel form on the tooth- root surface during periodontal flap surgery, promotes the regain of tooth- supporting tissues and hence reattachment of the tooth.
Emdogain, which is applied in gel form on the tooth-root surface during periodontal flap surgery, promotes the regain of such tooth-supporting tissues and hence reattachment of the tooth.
I am an enthusiastic supporter of Atrix's work in the treatment of chronic adult periodontal disease via its ATRIGEL(TM) drug delivery system and ATRISORB(TM), the guided tissue regeneration product to enhance regeneration following gum flap surgery.