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 L. Moran

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Abstract

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 2) of the medial leg.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e138-e142
JournalJournal of orthopaedic trauma
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

Keywords

  • distal third tibia wound
  • hemisoleus
  • local flap
  • pedicled flap
  • rotational flap
  • soleus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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