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Muscle and skin transplant to arm stump. Artwork sequence illustrating surgery carried out to transplant a microvascular muscle flap from the rectus abdominus muscle of the abdomen to an arm stump. At left, surgery is carried out to remove split-thickness skin from the right thigh and a muscle flap from the abdomen with its vascular structure intact. At upper right, the muscle flap and its blood vessels are attached to the left forearm stump and its radial artery and brachial vein. At lower right, the skin graft from the thigh is meshed and placed over the muscle flap and stapled into place. For the muscle transplant without the skin graft, see C021/0852.
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