By confirming blood flow prior to closing, time and costs of a potential re-operation can be saved. Furthermore the risk of prolonged ischemic time is significantly reduced. The probe can also be used to locate small vessels in skin flap planning and during cosmetic procedures.
“Although I do appreciate the financial restrictions present in many hospitals, there is no doubt that having to take a blocked graft back to Theatre or worse still, an amputation, will cost much more than several probes and the Doppler unit.” M. Lewis, UK
* Depending on Dopplex system used.
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