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VOLUME 9 , ISSUE 1 ( April, 2014 ) > List of Articles


Local perforator island flaps in post-traumatic reconstruction of middle third of the leg

Jerry R. John, Ramesh Kumar Sharma

Keywords : Trauma, Open fracture, Tibia, Perforator island flap, Lower extremity, Tissue defect

Citation Information : John JR, Sharma RK. Local perforator island flaps in post-traumatic reconstruction of middle third of the leg. 2014; 9 (1):59-61.

DOI: 10.1007/s11751-014-0189-8

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Perforator flaps have been introduced for coverage of local and distant defects. Various designs of this flap are possible, but their role in the setting of trauma is debated. We report that it is possible to raise these flaps in cases of post-traumatic lower limb reconstruction with good results. Consideration must be given to the type of movement that is planned vis-a-vis the number of perforators identified.

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