I'm 33, active, no other history of clots, no alcohol or drugs but I had a reconstructive free flap fail because of a clot. What will my surgeon likely do the 2nd time around? He wants me to do an angiogram at the new donor site. What else? Put me on a blood thinner before surgery? Just wondering what the general procedure is on a failed flap. He took from my left side 1st and will take from the right side this next time, but if I have another flap failure can he take from my left a 2nd time?
I need to get a second free flap reconstructive surgery because my first flap failed from thrombosis. What will my doc do next?
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There are several options for free flaps as well as myocutaneous flaps and I would discuss them with your surgeon. Generally patients are kept on thinners for a short time after surgery just to limit thrombosis
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