Reconstruction of Foot and Ankle Defects with a Free Anterolateral Thigh Flap in Pediatric Patients

Acar M. A., Gulec A., Aydin B. K., Erkocak O. F., Yilmaz G., Senaran H.

JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY, vol.31, no.3, pp.225-232, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0034-1395888
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.225-232
  • Keywords: foot and ankle, free anterolateral thigh flap, pediatric reconstruction, trauma, FREE-TISSUE TRANSFER, LOWER-EXTREMITY RECONSTRUCTION, CHILDREN, OUTCOMES, MICROSURGERY, SELECTION, INJURIES, SERIES
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


Background There are a limited number of published studies describing reconstruction with an anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap following lower extremity injury in pediatric patients. The aim of this study was to present our experiences with the application of a free ALT flap not only in the reconstruction of soft tissue defects around the pediatric foot arid ankle but also in patients with bone, tendon, and ligament injuries that require repair.