Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Case Report Volume 2 Issue 1

Proximal Neurosural Flap, About Cases

Imed Ghaffour* and M Belaid

Department of Orthopedic and Traumatological Surgery, Fellaoucene Clinic Chu ORAN, Algeria

*Corresponding Author: Imed Ghaffour, Department of Orthopedic and Traumatological Surgery, Fellaoucene Clinic Chu ORAN, Algeria.

Received: December 07, 2020; Published: December 29, 2020



The aim of this presentation is to describe a technique for covering the knee that is not widely used but which can provide fairly reliable solutions in terms of loss of substance, in particular for covering part of knee prosthesis. The neurosural flap with distal pedicle was and remains the gold standard of local flaps for covering loss of substance in the leg and foot, its proximal variant is just as reliable but less widespread due to the simplicity of medial gastrocnemius flap to cover the faces lateral and medial anterior knee.
It differs from the neurosural flap with a distal pedicle in that the pedicle is first under fascia, in the interstice between the gastrocnemius muscles, then at mid-leg it penetrates the fascia, at this moment the pedicle can be injured if the Dissection from distal to proximal is continued flush with the fascia, this makes its removal more delicate than that of the distal variant where the pedicle is always contained between the skin and the fascia.

Keywords: Neurosural Flap; Skin; Fascia



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Citation: Imed Ghaffour and M Belaid. “Proximal Neurosural Flap, About Cases". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 2.1 (2021): 31-33.


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