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Chimeric gastrocnemius muscle and sural artery perforator local flap.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18724133     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Geoffrey G Hallock
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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    
Division of Plastic Surgery, The Lehigh Valley Hospitals, Allentown, PA 18103, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee / adverse effects
Middle Aged
Muscle, Skeletal / blood supply,  surgery
Surgical Flaps*
Surgical Wound Dehiscence / etiology,  surgery*
Surgical Wound Infection / etiology,  surgery*
Tibial Arteries
Tibial Fractures / complications

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