Latissimus myocutaneous free flap in the reconstruction of lower limb defects - three clinical cases

G. Radici, L. Donati, U. Fox, P. Candiani, M. Signorini, M. Klinger

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Abstract

The authors present three case histories of patients undergoing reconstruction of traumatic lower limb defects: one with a third-degree burn of the popliteal fold with joint capsule damage and exposure of the femoral condyles, one with severe scarring of the popliteal fold following soft tissue deglovement, and one with a soft tissue defect of the middle third of the leg caused by a motorcycle accident. Reconstruction was carried out with the free transfer of a latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap and microvascular anastomosis. The procedure was successful in 2 patients; 1 sustained late superficial necrosis of the flap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-9
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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