Use of soleus muscle flaps for coverage of distal third tibial defects.

@article{Kauffman2004UseOS,
  title={Use of soleus muscle flaps for coverage of distal third tibial defects.},
  author={Christian A Kauffman and Lars-Uwe Lahoda and Paul S. Cederna and William M. Kuzon},
  journal={Journal of reconstructive microsurgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={20 8},
  pages={593-7}
}
The authors reviewed the outcome of 12 patients who underwent soleus flap reconstruction of distal third lower extremity defects. Nine of the 12 patients achieved a healed, stable wound; however, several flaps and multiple additional procedures were often required. One of the 12 patients experienced soleus flap loss and two of the patients required below-knee amputations. Failure of limb salvage was related to traumatic injuries or comorbid conditions such as peripheral vascular disease… CONTINUE READING