Axial bilobed flap based on the median and medial superficial sural arteries: A case report


Karacalar A.

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY AND HAND SURGERY, vol.35, no.2, pp.207-210, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

The anatomy of the sural artery has been adequately described, but its applications are constantly evolving. Based on pre-existing anatomical studies, an axial bilobed flap based on the median and medial superficial sural arteries was developed and used in one patient for the reconstruction of a contracture of the popliteal area. The main advantages of this flap are that the donor site is closed primarily, it provides an adequate amount of healthy and pliable skin with an excellent blood supply and no chance of contraction, and it is an easy technique.