A convenient flap for repairing the donor area of a distally based sural flap: Gastrocnemius perforator island flap


ESER C. , GENCEL E. , KESİKTAŞ E. , KOKAÇYA Ö. , yavuz M.

JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY, vol.69, no.8, pp.1109-1115, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.bjps.2016.01.027
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1109-1115

Abstract

Objective: The reconstruction of complex lower leg and foot defects is difficult for plastic surgeons. The distally based sural flap (DBSF) is an option for non-free flap lower leg reconstruction. However, one of the major drawbacks of the DBSF is its aesthetically non-acceptable donor area scarring.