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Anatomic Study of Neurofasciocutaneous Flap of Lower Leg

Un-Hui Jong, Kyong-Ae Ri, Song-Gun Ri, Su-Ryon Ryang, Chol-Ryong Pak, Myong-Guk Jang, Chong-Song Kim


Soft tissue defects of lower leg and foot have a high incidence and are not easily healed for its anatomic physiological properties. Moreover, they tend to recur easily after healing with a long duration of disability. Accompanying arteries of the superficial limb nerves supply not only nerves but also skin through their branches, and such close relationship between nerve and skin supplies can ensure the survival of the neurofasciocutaneous flaps. But the anatomical study of the neurofasciocutaneous flap in the lower leg is still not enough. Neurofasciocutaneous flaps do not sacrifice a major source vessel, offer good texture of skin, simple technique of surgery and short surgery time. The objective of this study is to clarify the anatomy of neurofasciocutaneous flaps of the lower leg. We defined the anatomical condition of the neurofasciocutaneous flaps in the lower leg which did not sacrifice a major source vessel, had a good skin texture and the operative technique of which was simple to execute within the short time.


Pedicle flap, Anatomical study, The flap of lower leg, Neurofasciocutaneous flap, Nutrient vessel.

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