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wjps 2018, 7(3): 314-318 Back to browse issues page
Gastrocnemius Myocutaneous Flap: A Versatile Option to Cover the Defect of Upper and Middle Third Leg
Jagdeep Rao, Rakesh Tawar , Rakesh Dawar
resident, S.M.S medical college, Jaipur, India
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Large soft tissue leg defect involving upper and middle third remains a therapeutic challenge. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and versatility gastrocnemius myocutaneous flap cover for post traumatic large defect of upper and middle third of leg.
This prospective study was conducted from January 2015 to January 2017 on 25 consecutive cases of post-traumatic upper and middle third leg defect who were treated with gastrocnemius myocutaneous flap and the functional and aesthetic outcome were evaluated.
There was no case of complete flap failure. Partial skin necrosis occurred in 2 patients (8%). There was no postoperative hematoma while mild discharge was seen in only 4(16%) patients. With regard to the donor site morbidity, no functional deformity was seen in follow up period. The procedure was found to be reliable, technically easy and aesthetically acceptable.
Post-traumatic large defects of leg extending in upper and middle third were easily covered with the help of regional gastrocnemius myocutaneous flap with excellent outcome and aesthetically acceptable coverage of skin without any major complications or long term morbidity.

Keywords: Gastrocnemius, Leg defect, Myocutaneous flap, Reconstruction, Trauma
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General
Received: 2017/07/18 | Accepted: 2018/11/2 | Published: 2018/11/2
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Rao J, Tawar R, Dawar R. Gastrocnemius Myocutaneous Flap: A Versatile Option to Cover the Defect of Upper and Middle Third Leg. wjps. 2018; 7 (3) :314-318
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