Cross-leg free flap for emergency extremity salvage: Case report


Topalan M., Ermis I.

JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY, vol.17, pp.157-161, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2001-14346
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-161

Abstract

The use of a cross-leg free flap and consequent limb salvage was successfully performed in a 10-year-old boy with a compound open fracture of the tibia, involving extensive skin and soft-tissue loss. This method should be kept in mind, as it may sometimes, in an emergency situation, lead to lower-extremity salvage, as in the case reported.