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The Reverse Sural Artery Island Flap For Defects Of The Lower Third Of The Leg – A Clinical Series Of 16 Cases

Author(s): Jimmy Mathew

Journal: Journal of Orthopaedics
ISSN 0972-978X

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: reverse sural artery flap | lower leg defect

Sixteen cases of reverse sural artery flap done in our institution are reviewed. Eleven were done under combined femoral and sciatic nerve block. All were done for lower third leg defects. Three flaps underwent necrosis. The rest achieved their objective with minimum complications and donor site morbidity. We conclude that this flap is a reliable alternative to free tissue transfer for lower third defects of the leg. The anatomical basis and operative technique is also briefly outlined
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