Latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap for elbow flexion.

  title={Latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap for elbow flexion.},
  author={Peter J. Stern and Henry W Neale and Richard O Gregory and J G Kreilein},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  volume={7 1},
A technique is described for the simultaneous restoration of traumatic loss of elbow flexors and overlying skin by transferring the latissimus dorsi muscle on its neurovascular pedicle with an island of overlying soft tissue. The procedure is safe and is performed in a single stage, thereby accelerating rehabilitation time. It provides bulk, contour, and coverage for the vital structures in the brachium and results in minimal donor morbidity.