Island Forearm Flap for Coverage of the Antecubital Fossa.

Geoffrey Hallock MD, Lehigh Valley Health Network


Skin and soft tissue defects of the antecubital fossa may present problems in reconstruction. Two cases are presented in which radial forearm flaps with a proximal vascular leash are used to cover such defects without the need for microsurgical expertise. The use of local tissues made early mobilisation and rehabilitation easy.