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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 572--575

Functional reconstruction of complex tendo Achilles defect by free latissimus dorsi muscle flap


1 Department of Plastic, Craniofacial and Microsurgery, Vivekananda Polyclinic and Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Plastic, Craniofacial and Microsurgery, Vivekananda Polyclinic and Institute of Medical Sciences; Department of Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Sahara Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Sahara Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Department of Maxillo-facial Surgery, Sahara Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
5 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sahara Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-0358.105983

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Managing the complex tendo Achilles defect involves reconstructing the Achilles tendon as well as providing soft tissue cover to the heel area. The advent of microsurgery has revolutionised the reconstruction of this difficult defect providing a number of options to the reconstructive surgeon. We present a case of complex tendo Achilles defect reconstructed by the latissimus dorsi free flap.






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