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Arterial anatomy of the free vascularised corticoperiosteal graft from the medial femoral condyle.
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PMID:  21954760     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The free vascularised corticoperiosteal flap from the medial femoral condyle, as described by Doi and Sakai, can be used for difficult non-unions. This flap is supplied by the Descending Genicular Artery (DGA) and the Superomedial Genicular Artery (SMA). In this anatomical study we describe the anatomy of these arteries. The DGA was dominant in 24 of 34 cases (70%). If the DGA was absent or too small, the SMA was sufficiently large for an adequate supply of the graft area. We concluded that of all the dissected specimens the arteries were sufficiently large and long enough to be suited for microsvascular anastomosis.
Authors:
Cédric Van Dijck; Benjamin Mattelaer; Ilse De Degreef; Luc De Smet
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Belgica     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0001-6462     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Belg     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985165R     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Belg     Country:  Belgium    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  502-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University Hospital Pellenberg, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.
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