Thanks to the studies upon the vascular system in the subcutaneous tissue of the limbs we now have a better knowledge of the blood supply to the skin and can devise new flaps, both axial and random. A rather interesting flap in the leg is the posterior subcutaneous one, its pedicle being distal, supplied by various branches originating from the posterior tibial artery. This flap, being quite large, can cover big losses of tissue in the perimalleolar and anterior tibial areas, thus sparing major vascular axes or important structures which would instead be involved in the preparation of muscular flaps. Herein are presented the results of our studies of the vascular system of such flap and a particularly difficult case where this subcutanous flap was used.
|Translated title of the contribution||Subcutaneous flap of the back of the leg. Its anatomy and presentation of a case|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Rivista Italiana di Chirurgia Plastica|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
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