Reverse Medial Hemisoleus Flaps for Coverage of Distal Third Leg Wounds: A Technical Trick

Matthew T. Houdek, Eric R. Wagner, Cody C. Wyles, Stephen A. Sems, Steven Lawrence Moran

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SUMMARY:: Traditionally free tissue transfer has been used to cover wounds of the distal third of the leg. Advances in flap anatomy, elevation and surgical techniques have allowed the use of pedicled flaps to avoid the use of free tissue transfer in certain situations. The authors describe a technique for using a reversed medial hemisoleus flap to provide soft-tissue coverage for wounds of the medial distal leg. In the senior authors experience the use of this flap has achieved wound coverage in 100% of patients with smaller wounds (≤50 cm) of the medial leg.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma
StateAccepted/In press - Nov 16 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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