|Microsurgery: Transplantation and Replantation by Harry J. Buncke, MD, et al.|
| FIG. 25-19. The anterior tibial vessels have been isolated well above the ankle for anastomoses.
A patient sustained an avulsive injury of the foot, with loss of most of the plantar skin and the medial and plantar nerves. The soft-tissue loss was covered with an unstable split-thickness skin graft. (From Colen, L.B., and Buncke, H.J.: Neurovascular island flaps from the plantar vessels and nerve for foot reconstruction. Ann. Plast. Surg. 4:327, 1984.)
FIG. 25-22. Appearance before surgery.
| FIG. 25-24. The TFL flap inset into the excisional defect on the side of the ankle and sole of the foot.
1. Hill, H., Nahai, F., and Vasconez, L.: The tensor fascia lata myocutaneous free flap. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 61:517, 1978.
2. Caffee, H.H., and Asokan, R.: TFL myocutaneous free flaps. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 68:195, 1981.
3. Mathes, S.J., and Buchanan, R.T.: Tensor fascia lata, neurosensory musculocutaneous free flap. Br. J. Plast. Surg. 32:184, 1979.
4. O'Hare, P.M., Leonard, A.G., and Brennen, M.D.: Experience with the TFL free flap. Br. J. Plast. Surg. 36:98, 1983.
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