Introducing the Tibial–Dorsalis Pedis Osteocutaneous Shin Flap: A New Option for Oromandibular Reconstruction

@article{Mulholland2013IntroducingTT,
  title={Introducing the Tibial–Dorsalis Pedis Osteocutaneous Shin Flap: A New Option for Oromandibular Reconstruction},
  author={Robert Stephen Mulholland and Neil Tanna and Peter David Costantino and Ashley R. Chandler and J. Brian Boyd},
  journal={Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={132},
  pages={611e–620e}
}
Background: The authors investigated the possibility of incorporating a well-vascularized, partial corticotomy of the anterolateral aspect of the tibia “in-series” with a dorsalis pedis fasciocutaneous free flap for oromandibular reconstruction. Methods: A cadaveric injection study was performed to characterize the vascular territory of the anterior tibial artery with regard to the surrounding osseous and soft tissue. The two-point breaking strength of the tibia (twist) was examined with… 
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