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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 217-219

Repairment of lateral malleol defects with distal pedicled peroneus brevis muscle flap


1 Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Konya Numune Hospital, Konya, Turkey
2 Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, School of the Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Zeynep Altuntas
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, School of the Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University, 42080 Meram, Konya,
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/tjps.tjps_90_18

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The availability of local tissue in distal 1/3 of the leg and around the ankle is limited, and the difficulty in re-establishing soft-tissue coverage for these defects continues to challenge surgical procedures. In this study, two cases who had the soft-tissue defects around the lateral malleol reconstructed with the distally pedicled peroneus brevis muscle flap were discussed. The first case was a 30-year-old male patient, who had 4 cm × 2 cm soft-tissue defect with bony exposure, inferior to the lateral malleol after a gunshot injury. The second case was a 26-year-old male patient who had 5 cm × 3 cm soft-tissue defect with exposed metal implant, distal to the lateral malleolus after a traffic accident. Both of the patients were quite satisfied with the esthetic results. The distal pedicled peroneus brevis muscle flap should be kept in mind as a reliable and relatively easy flap option for the reconstruction of the soft-tissue defects around the lateral malleol with good results.


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