BIPEDICLED FLAPS FOR SOFT TISSUE COVERAGE OF LEG DEFECTS – A CASE SERIES

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Manoj Ananthappan
Sanjana Chiramel
Manish Babbu U.G.
Surya Rao Rao Venkata Mahipathy

Keywords

Bipedicled, Faciocutaneous, Leg defects, No Morbidity

Abstract

Soft tissue defects of the leg exposing tendon or bone are a challenge to the reconstructive surgeon. The bipedicled fasciocutaneous flap is a reliable flap for coverage these defects especially in elderly patients and those with vascular compromise. Bipedicled flaps are local flaps which have a random blood supply from two pedicles. They are easy to harvest in a short operative time with early recovery which are of great benefit to patients. Here, we present three cases of soft tissue defects of the leg resurfaced with bipedicled flaps.

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