Reconstruction of the Achilles tendon and overlying soft tissue by free composite anterolateral thigh flap with vascularized fascia lata.

Abstract

Segmental loss of the Achilles tendon with overlying soft tissue and skin defect remains a complex reconstructive challenge. Successful reconstruction combines tendon repair with coverage of the defect by soft tissue flaps, creating an entity that meets up to three predetermined goals: (1) approaching preinjury functionality, (2) resisting shearing forces… (More)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1306367

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