Dorsalis Pedis Fasciocutaneous Flap

- See: Reconstructive Foot Surgery

- Discussion:
    - is used for coverage of distal tibia and ankle;
    - during dissection paratendon is left over the extensor tendon, allowing donor site to do welll, with skin graft;
    - to avoid devascularizing foot, the posterior tibial artery must be intact

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Friday, August 24, 2012 1:53 pm