Reconstruction of the stump after below-the-knee amputation. Soft-tissue expansion and local muscle rotation flaps

A case report

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1240-1245
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A
Volume69
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Tissue Expansion
Amputation
Knee
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
Muscles
Scalp
Lower Extremity
Breast
Neck
Extremities
Skin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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