flap surgery


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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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In 77 patients who had free flap surgery, flap success rate was found to be 96.1%, rate of complications, such as thrombosis, haematoma, and partial necrosis, was 22.1% (n=17), and flap loss was 3.9% (n=3).
To assist tooth eruption, when tooth impaction is a consequence of gingival enlargement, flap surgery allows for complete exposure of the impacted tooth by apically repositioning a thinned gingival flap.
On the basis of study, it is concluded that the incidence of bacteremia during periodontal flap surgery is not as high as previously reported.
Sample size estimation was based on the results of a pilot investigation with 27 patients having microvascular free flap surgery. This was a non-randomised, non-blinded prospective examination of 13 free flaps receiving milrinone compared to 14 retrospective controls.
Skin grafting and flap Surgery can greatly improve the function of a scarred area.
The study was conducted by collecting retrospective data of all patients undergoing microvascular free flap surgery between January 2014 and December 2015.
Indications for the need of a flap surgery in the abdominal wall reconstruction include contaminated wounds, complex repairs at high risk for developing wound healing problems, high likelihood of a cutaneous exposure, mesh infection, or rejection.
Free flap surgery is a complex process with involvement of multiple surgical components.
Regional accelerated phenom- enon in the mandible following mucoperiosteal flap surgery. J Periodontol 1994; 65: 79-83.
Four hundred and seventy-one molars received the root-resection procedure, without flap surgery (NFS), whereas, 45 molars underwent the root-resection procedure with flap surgery (FS) [Figure 1].
Prior to this, nighttime obstruction and the resulting clinical symptoms after pharyngeal flap surgery were largely ignored, and the procedures touted as a success or failure solely on the effect on hypernasality.
Successful periodontal flap surgery depends on the surgeon's ability;