Multiple-component tissue reconstruction of a complex dorsal foot wound through a single gracilis muscle donor incision

E. Gene Deune, Anthony P. Tufaro, Paul N. Manson

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Abstract

The authors describe the ability of the gracilis muscle to provide multiple tissue components - skin, muscle, nerve, and tendon in the reconstruction of a complex dorsal foot wound resulting from a sarcoma resection. The deficits of skin, deep peroneal nerve, anterior tibialis tendon, and dorsal extensor retinaculum were all reconstructed with the gracilis component flap through one medial thigh incision. This case illustrates two important points: (1) the gracilis flap is tremendously versatile and can serve as the donor for multiple tissue components in complex reconstructions, and (2) donor site morbidity can and should be minimized even in complex reconstructions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)336-339
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of plastic surgery
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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