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[Repair of soft tissue defect in hand or foot with lobulated medial sural artery perforator flap].

Authors
  • Fengjing, Zhao
  • Jianmin, Yao
  • Xingqun, Zhang
  • Liang, Ma
  • Longchun, Zhang
  • Yibo, Xu
  • Peng, Wang
  • Zhen, Zhu
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zhonghua zheng xing wai ke za zhi = Zhonghua zhengxing waike zazhi = Chinese journal of plastic surgery
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2015
Volume
31
Issue
6
Pages
418–421
Identifiers
PMID: 27055318
Source
Medline
Language
Chinese
License
Unknown

Abstract

To explore the clinical effect of the lobulated medial sural artery perforator flap in repairing soft tissue defect in hand or foot. Since March 2012 to September 2014, 6 cases with soft tissue defects in hands or feet were treated by lobulated medial sural artery flaps pedicled with 1st musculo-cutaneous perforator and 2st musculo-cutaneous perforator of the medial sural artery. The size of the flaps ranged from 4.5 cm x 10.0 cm to 6.0 cm x 17.0 cm. 5 cases of lobulated flap survived smoothly, only 1 lobulated flap had venous articulo, but this flap also survived after the articulo was removed by vascular exploration. All flaps had desirable appearance and sensation and the two-point discrimination was 6 mm in mean with 4 to 12 months follow-up (average, 7 months). Linear scar was left in donor sites in 3 cases and skin scar in 3 cases. There was no malfunction in donor sites. Lobulated medial sural artery perforator flap is feasible and ideal method for the treatment of soft tissue defect in hand or foot with satisfactory effect.

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