Distally based sural neuro-fasciocutaneous island flap to cover tissue loss in the distal third of the leg

Pier Camillo Parodi, F. DeBiasio, L. Valenti, F. DeLorenzi, C. Riberti

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Abstract

The distally based sural neurofasciocutaneous flap is based on the vascular contribution furnished by the arterial network that accompanies the sural nerve and on its neurocutaneous perforating branches. This flap provides a solution that can be effectively used for various reconstructions in the distal third of the lower extremity, thus offering a valid alternative to solutions involving microsurgical repair. The main advantages of this flap are the need for a single operation, limited donor area morbidity, and the structural characteristics of the soft tissue of the flap, which makes it ideal for covering defects in this region. The authors present their clinical experience using this technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-178
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Plastic Surgery
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003

Keywords

  • Distal leg construction
  • Foot reconstruction
  • Neuro-fasciocutaneous flap
  • Sural flap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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