Evaluation der kutanen Mikrozirkulation des Handrückens im Alter - Implikationen für die Wundheilung in der Handchirurgie?

V. Forstmeier*, H. Sorg, M. Kabbani, C. Herold, M. A. Altintas, R. Krämer

*Korrespondierende/r Autor/-in für diese Arbeit
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Background: Cutaneous microcirculation has shown to play a key role in wound healing. Although healing disorders are still one of the most common complications in hand surgery, there still exists a lack of scientific research on possible age-related changes in cutaneous microcirculation at the dorsum of hand. Hypothesis: Cutaneous microcirculation at the dorsum of the hand differs significantly between different age groups. Methods: 53 healthy subjects were divided into 2 groups by age (Group A:<40 years, n=31 vs. Group B≥40 years, n=22). All subjects underwent measurement of the microcirculation at the dorsum of the hand with combined laser-Doppler and photo spectrometry. Results: Cutaneous oxygen saturation was significantly higher in Group A than in Group B (A: 64.7±9.9% vs. B: 58.3±12.6%; p=0,044). In contrast, blood flow velocity was significantly higher in Group B (A: 43±19.6 AU vs. B: 56.7±21.1 AU; p=0.019). Conclusion: The hypothesis of this study was confirmed. This is the first study to show significant differences of cutaneous microcirculation at the dorsum of the hand within different age groups. Further clinical trials are needed in order to examine if delayed wound healing can be correlated to impaired cutaneous microcirculation at the dorsum of the hand.

Titel in ÜbersetzungEvaluation of Cutaneous Microcirculation at the Dorsum of the Hand within Different Age Groups - Implications for Wound Healing in Hand Surgery?
ZeitschriftHandchirurgie Mikrochirurgie Plastische Chirurgie
Seiten (von - bis)384-388
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 29.10.2015


  • 205-27 Orthopädie, Unfallchirurgie und rekonstruktive Chirurgie
  • 205-19 Dermatologie