Endoscopically assisted gracilis harvest for use as a free and pedicled flap.

Abstract

Endoscopic assistance in soft tissue surgery may prove to greatly aid in the improvement of cosmesis and reduction of morbidity in certain procedures. The scar produced from open gracilis harvest is the most common complaint following surgery. We present five cases of endoscopically assisted gracilis harvest for use as a neosphincter and in foot reconstruction. The operative technique is described.