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Table 2 Upper threshold of length of stay (uLoS) in pedicled and free flaps (in days)

From: Reimbursement for reconstruction by tissue transfer–a European comparison

  D AT I UK S
  Pedicled Free Pedicled Free Pedicled Free Pedicled Free Pedicled Free
Open wounds 24 41 14 20 12 12 18 18 10 28
Deep lesions 24 41 14 20 35 34 18 18 13 29
Open fractures 28 29 14 20 23 24 18 18 11 28
Infection 25 38 14 20 35 35 18 18 33 33
Osteomyelitis 21 19 14 20 24 24 18 18 6 27
Malignoma 19 19 14 20 24 24 18 18 6 27
Benignoma 21 19 14 20 24 24 18 18 6 27
Burn injuries 21 30 21 20 35 35 18 18 47 47
Mean 23 30 15 20 27 27 18 18 16 31
(SD) (2,75) (9,68) (2,55) (0) (7,96) (7,95) (0) (0) (15,25) (6,89)
  1. Numbers in brackets indicate one standard error from the mean.
  2. D = Germany, AT = Austria, I = Italy, UK = United Kingdom, S = Sweden.