Modified free radial forearm fascia flap reconstruction of lower extremity and foot wounds: optimal contour and minimal donor-site morbidity.

@article{Medina2014ModifiedFR,
  title={Modified free radial forearm fascia flap reconstruction of lower extremity and foot wounds: optimal contour and minimal donor-site morbidity.},
  author={M Medina and Harry M. Salinas and Kyle R. Eberlin and Daniel N Driscoll and John Y.H. Kwon and William Gerald Austen and Curtis L. Cetrulo},
  journal={Journal of reconstructive microsurgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={30 8},
  pages={515-22}
}
BACKGROUND Free tissue transfer is commonly required for reconstruction of distal third lower extremity injuries. Injuries involving the dorsal surface of the foot require thin pliable flaps. Musculocutaneous flaps are often too bulky to accommodate shoewear. Fasciocutaneous flaps, while an improvement, need secondary contouring procedures. The modified radial forearm fascial flap (MRFFF) may offer an alternative. METHODS Twelve patients with distal third lower extremity wounds were… CONTINUE READING