Journal article

The innervated rectus abdominis flap for quadriceps reconstruction

Damien Grinsell, Sarah Lonie, K Clare Wilson, Peter FM Choong

JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneous (VRAM) and transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flaps have traditionally been excluded from consideration of reconstructions with functional potential, because of their segmental innervation. We present a case series that aimed to demonstrate that segmental innervation does not preclude successful neural anastomoses and can deliver a functional reconstruction of a total compartment in the anterior thigh. METHODS: This review included all patients who required total anterior thigh compartmentectomy and reconstruction between December 2009 and February 2016 were included from the first author's prospective database. RESULTS: Ele..

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