The vastus intermedius periosteal (VIP) flap: a novel flap for osteoinduction.


Periosteum's role in fracture healing is widely recognized, and its function in bone tissue engineering shows great potential. Here we introduce a novel periosteal free flap to be used as an abundant source of periosteum in the engineering and repair of bone. The descending branch of the lateral femoral circumflex vessels were isolated on 11 fresh human… (More)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1249317