The sural artery and vein as recipient vessels in free flap reconstruction about the knee

P. E. Johnson, G. D. Harris, D. J. Nagle, V. L. Lewis

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Abstract

The sural artery and vein were used successfully as recipient vessels in nine patients who required free flap reconstruction about the knee. The anatomy of the sural vessels and the potential advantages of their use as free flap recipients are reviewed and discussed. Indications include popliteal vessels that are absent or severely damaged, as determined by preoperative angiography. No anastomotic complications were encountered in this series, indicating that the sural artery and vein can be used successfully as recipient vessels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-241
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of reconstructive microsurgery
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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