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VOLUME 18 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2023 ) > List of Articles


The Pedicled Fibula Flap for Lower Limb Reconstruction

Marieke P Noorlander-Borgdorff, Georgios F Giannakópoulos, Henri AH Winters, Matthijs Botman

Keywords : Critical bone defect, Fibula flap, Limb reconstruction, Orthoplastic, Pedicled flap, Skin island, Surgical technique, Tibia, Vascularised bone flap

Citation Information : Noorlander-Borgdorff MP, Giannakópoulos GF, Winters HA, Botman M. The Pedicled Fibula Flap for Lower Limb Reconstruction. 2023; 18 (3):186-193.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10080-1600

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 18-01-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


The pedicled fibula flap is a reliable technique to treat large defects in the tibia. Despite increasing evidence of its efficacy and good long-term outcomes, a knowledge gap exists in its indications and technique. This instructional article presents a comprehensive overview of the indications, pre-operative planning, step-by-step surgery, and subsequent post-operative management.

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