Knee joint salvage utilising a plantar musculocutaneous island pedicle flap

Jeffrey C. Hamm, Thomas R Stevenson, Stephen J. Mathes

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A young adult male presented with an open tibia-fibula fracture, extensive circumferential soft tissue loss and exposed bone. Although the fracture sites were stabilised by an external fixator, chronic infection complicated this 2-week-old wound. Treatment by amputation was elected. Local skin alone was inadequate for coverage of a preferred below-knee amputation. As an alternative to above-knee amputation, the patient underwent coverage of a below-knee amputation using a musculocutaneous island pedicle flap of sensate plantar skin and muscle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-254
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Plastic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery


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