Free posterior tibial perforator flap: Anatomy and a report of 6 cases
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AbstractAnatomy of cutaneous perforators of the posterior tibial artery were studied in 20 limbs of 10 cadavers. The majority of the perforators (n = 74, 61%) were located in the middle two quarters of the leg, at an average of 18.6 cm (s.d. 4.5 cm; range 10.5-26 cm) from the medial malleolus, or around 54% (s.d 16%) of the length of the leg. There were usually 3 or 4 perforators in this region, with an average caliber of 1.5 from (s.d. 0.2 mm; range 1-2 m.m.) and an average length from the posterior tibia[ artery to the skin of 4.0 cm (s.d. 1.3 cm; range 2.5-6 c.m.). A free fasciocutaneous skin flap based on one of these perforators (the posterior tibia] perforator flap, PTP flap) was successfully transplanted in 6 cases. This modified technique of the posterior tibial flap enables the surgeon to retain the posterior tibial artery when the skin of the medial aspect of the leg is chosen to be used as skin flap donor. (C) 1997 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
All Author(s) ListHung LK, Lao J, Ho PC
Journal nameMicrosurgery
Year1996
Month1
Day1
Volume Number17
Issue Number9
PublisherWILEY-LISS
Pages503 - 511
ISSN0738-1085
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesSurgery; SURGERY

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