The lateral genicular artery flap.

  title={The lateral genicular artery flap.},
  author={Ayato Hayashi and Yuji Maruyama},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  volume={24 4},
A method for reconstruction of skin defects around the knee using the lateral genicular artery flap is presented. This flap is supplied mainly by the cutaneous perforator of the superior lateral genicular artery. On the basis of ten cadaver dissections, we found that the nutrient artery is reliable, penetrates the deep fascia at a small triangular area surrounded by the lateral femoral condyle, the vastus lateralis, and the short head of the biceps femoris, and anastomoses predominantly with… CONTINUE READING