Current Concepts in Lower Extremity Reconstruction.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Understand the existing principles for lower extremity reconstruction for both traumatic and ablative defects. 2. Understand the important factors for lower extremity reconstruction-based anatomical regions. 3. Discuss perforator flaps and their application in lower extremity reconstruction. SUMMARY: The Gustilo-Anderson open fracture classification is briefly reviewed. A comprehensive overview of the available flaps and methods for lower extremity reconstruction is provided.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Soltanian, H; Garcia, RM; Hollenbeck, ST

Published Date

  • December 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 136 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 815e - 829e

PubMed ID

  • 26595037

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1529-4242

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001807


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States