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

Translated title of the contribution: Evaluation of Cutaneous Microcirculation at the Dorsum of the Hand within Different Age Groups - Implications for Wound Healing in Hand Surgery?

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

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Abstract

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.

Translated title of the contributionEvaluation of Cutaneous Microcirculation at the Dorsum of the Hand within Different Age Groups - Implications for Wound Healing in Hand Surgery?
Original languageGerman
JournalHandchirurgie Mikrochirurgie Plastische Chirurgie
Volume47
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)384-388
Number of pages5
ISSN0722-1819
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29.10.2015

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 205-27 Orthopaedics, Trauma Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 205-19 Dermatology

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