Title

The Medial Sural(MEDIAL GASTROCNEMIUS) Perforator Local Flap.

Publication/Presentation Date

11-1-2004

Abstract

The medial sural(MEDIAL GASTROCNEMIUS) perforator flap has previously been described as a free flap distinguished by the potential for a large yet thin cutaneous flap that incorporates the calf skin territory. Its medial sural vascular pedicle can be tailored to allow reach extending from the popliteal fossa to the suprapatellar area also as a local flap without any need for microsurgery. Two variations presented are possible as either a broad-based peninsular or island flap. Both are alternatives to the more traditional medial gastrocnemius muscle flap and, because this is a true muscle perforator flap, function is always preserved.

Volume

53

Issue

5

First Page

501

Last Page

505

ISSN

0148-7043

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Surgery

PubMedID

15502470

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article