Title

Myonecrosis as a Sequela of Calf Implants.

Publication/Presentation Date

5-1-1993

Abstract

Calf augmentation using alloplastic implants primarily is intended to enhance body contour. Usually this is a safe and efficacious procedure. However, in this unique report, significant myonecrosis occurred as a direct consequence of calf implantation, which resulted in a residual functional disability as well as aesthetic deformity. An awareness of the potential for a similar catastrophe hopefully will mitigate against future overzealous attempts at augmentation.

Volume

30

Issue

5

First Page

456

Last Page

458

ISSN

0148-7043

Disciplines

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

PubMedID

8342933

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article