In reconstructive surgery, induced soft-tissue expansion is a relatively new application of a very old and natural phenomenon. This technique has been used to reconstruct the breast, scalp, face, neck, and extremities. However, few reports have described its use in the lower extremity, and only one has mentioned its use for the reconstruction of a stump after a below-the-knee amputation. Recently we used soft-tissue expansion, in combination with local muscle rotation flaps, to solve the problem of instability of the skin at the stump of a patient who had had a below-the-knee amputation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine