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Current Concepts in Lower Extremity Reconstruction

Soltanian, Hooman M.D.; Garcia, Ryan M. M.D.; Hollenbeck, Scott T. M.D.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: December 2015 - Volume 136 - Issue 6 - p 815e–829e
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001807
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Learning Objectives: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Understand the existing principles for lower extremity reconstruction for both traumatic and ablative defects. 2. Understand the important factors for lower extremity reconstruction–based anatomical regions. 3. Discuss perforator flaps and their application in lower extremity reconstruction.

Summary: The Gustilo-Anderson open fracture classification is briefly reviewed. A comprehensive overview of the available flaps and methods for lower extremity reconstruction is provided.

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Cleveland, Ohio; and Durham and Charlotte, N.C.

From the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center; the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center; and OrthoCarolina, Carolinas Medical Center.

Received for publication November 24, 2013; accepted July 28, 2015.

Disclosure: The authors have no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article.

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Hooman Soltanian, M.D., Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 29001 Cedar Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44124,

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