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The use of gastrocnemius muscle flap in trauma

Mohd Yusof, Nazri and Mohd Kasim, Kamil and Khalid, Kamarul Ariffin and Che Ahmad, Aminudin and Mohd Amin, Azril (2007) The use of gastrocnemius muscle flap in trauma. In: Fifth SICOT/SIROT Annual Internatinal Conference, 29 August - 1 September 2007, Marrakech, Morocco.

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Gastrocnemius flap is a common flap done in orthopaedic practice because of its simplicity and reliability. However, complications have happened when technical details and careful planning were not observed. We reported case series on gastrocnemius flap done in our institution over a four years period. There were 11 cases of gastrocnemius flap which was done to cover soft tissue defect following infection after plate fixation, infected open fracture and open grade IIIB tibial fracture. Ten cases healed uneventfully while one cases had early wound breakdown which was salvaged by repeated wound debridement and a fasciocutaneous flap. The clinical application, practical consideration, its advantages and limitations are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3756/41069
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gastrocnemius, Muscle flap, plate fixation, tibial fracture
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr Aminudin Che Ahmad
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2015 15:09
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2015 15:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/41069

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