Medial sural artery perforator free flap: legitimate use as a solution for the ipsilateral distal lower extremity defect.

@article{Hallock2014MedialSA,
  title={Medial sural artery perforator free flap: legitimate use as a solution for the ipsilateral distal lower extremity defect.},
  author={Geoffrey G. Hallock},
  journal={Journal of reconstructive microsurgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={187-92}
}
The medial sural artery perforator (MSAP) flap captures the cutaneous territory of the medial calf, and can potentially be advantageous as a thin free flap, even in the most obese individual, for coverage of most foot and/or ankle defects where bulk is a liability. The anatomy is fairly constant, as usually at least one reasonably large perforator can always be found emanating from the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle. As a microsurgical tissue transfer, a long vascular pedicle of large… CONTINUE READING

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