This study is aimed to prove an alternative of delayed procedure on random skin flap by undermining through a small incision. An experimental study was performed to assess 2 cm x 7 cm random skin flap viability on the back of 51 female Sprague-Dawley rats weighted 200-250 gram which were grouped randomly. Group A was group for conventional delayed procedure which was done through elevation of bipedicled flap; group B was for delayed procedure through small incision, while group C acted as control group. The percentage of area of viable flap was counted with Auto CAD Map program. Using SPSS program version 10 the data was then analyzed with Kruskal-Wallis test and experiment wise error rate. Mean of percentage of viable flap area of group A was 73,34 ± 9,73, group B 73,02 ± 11,99, and group C 49,65 ±6,62. No different results of delay procedures performed on group A and B while the result of group C was significantly different compared to group A and B (p<0,01). As conclusion, delay procedure of random skin flap by undermining through small skin incision is effective and has no significant difference with the conventional delay procedure by elevation of bipedicled flap.
|Journal||Journal of the Indonesian Medical Association : Majalah Kedokteran Indonesia|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|