Department of Hand Surgery, SRH Poliklinik Gera GmbH, GermanyFulltext PDF
Soft tissue defect of the lower leg with exposure of bone, tendon, and osteosynthesis plates or total knee artthroplasty is a challenging therapeutic problem. The gastrocnemius muscle flap is one option for coverage. This flap is probably one of the safest flaps, and relatively easy to dissect. However, about functional loss for higher loads especially in sports activities is reported in the literature.
Proximal third lower leg; Soft tissue defect; Gastrocnemius muscle flap
Schmidt I. The Gastrocnemius Muscle Flap for Reconstruction of the Proximal Third of Lower Leg. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1244.