The shape and size of the defect and the texture of the surrounding tissues will influence the choice of the flap to be transferred particularly in face and hand reconstruction.
The degree of contamination or residual infection must be considered, because transfer of well vascularized tissue (muscle) may be required.
Sensibility or bone requirements must also be taken into consideration and finally, regional vessel accessibility for reestablishing circulation to the flap, may influence flap selection.
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