Document Detail


Chimeric gastrocnemius muscle and sural artery perforator local flap.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18724133     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Under special circumstances, a chimeric form of combined flap can be advantageous. The formation of such a combination should be possible with any muscle perforator flap and its underlying muscle as a branch-based form of chimeric flap. In 2 patients with knee infections, this concept facilitated the use of local flaps only to simultaneously allow deep obliteration within the knee joint with the muscle portion while providing tension-free skin closure. Specifically, a chimeric gastrocnemius muscle and sural artery perforator flap, the latter based on either the medial or lateral sural source vessels, provided this reasonable solution. This is yet another new example of branch-based chimeric flaps, where the cutaneous component is a muscle perforator flap.
Authors:
Geoffrey G Hallock
Related Documents :
25491683 - Effects of a tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitor (etanercept) on the sciatic nerve in...
25307593 - Peripheral systems: neuropathy.
19176253 - Honey intoxication and the bezold-jarisch reflex.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of plastic surgery     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1536-3708     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Plast Surg     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-25     Completed Date:  2008-10-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805336     Medline TA:  Ann Plast Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  306-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Plastic Surgery, The Lehigh Valley Hospitals, Allentown, PA 18103, USA. pbhallock@cs.com
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee / adverse effects
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Muscle, Skeletal / blood supply,  surgery
Recurrence
Surgical Flaps*
Surgical Wound Dehiscence / etiology,  surgery*
Surgical Wound Infection / etiology,  surgery*
Tibial Arteries
Tibial Fractures / complications

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  The design of the lateral thoracodorsal flap.
Next Document:  A study of the effect of sartorius transposition on lymph flow after ilioinguinal node dissection.