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Case Report

Vol. 15 No. 1 (2017)

Neurotized latissimus dorsi flap: functional lower limb coverage in subacute trauma reconstruction

April 22, 2017



In the reconstruction of the mangled lower extremity, muscle flaps are well known for their reliable use in soft tissue coverage, however very few reports document their functional reconstruction potential as neurotized muscle flaps. This case illustrates that free neurotized latissimus dorsi flaps are a good option for long-term functional reconstruction in the mangled lower extremity. Our report is the first case in the literature to date describing a subacute reconstruction with a functional latissimus dorsi in lower extremity trauma.



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