A vascularised gracilis flap with tibial bone for the reconstruction of the Achilles tendon

Yumiko Uchikawa, Masaki Yazawa, Kazuo Kishi

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Rupture of the Achilles tendon is a very common trauma. Reconstruction of a chronic Achilles tendon defect is challenging for reconstructive surgeons, and several methods have been described. The ideal reconstruction would result in the patients resuming the activity level they were accustomed to before the injury. In our patient, the Achilles tendon was reconstructed using the gracilis muscle flap, and the flap was fixed using a fragment of the tibial bone, yielding satisfactory results. In this report, we describe this procedure employed and provide a description of the case.

元の言語English
ジャーナルJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
66
発行部数10
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2013 10

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Achilles Tendon
Bone and Bones
Wounds and Injuries
Rupture

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  • Surgery

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