Gastrocnemius Muscle Flap

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Exposed implant used for fixation of a complex tibial fracture. Covered successfully with a Gastrocnemius Muscle flap.

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Gastrocnemius Muscle Flap

  1. 1. Gastrocnemius Muscle flap<br />ShaileshNisal<br />ParikshitJanai<br />Sparsh Clinics, Nagpur India<br />www.sparshclinics.com<br />
  2. 2. Exposed lower end of plate, bony fixation stable<br />
  3. 3. Lower end became stable, exposed implant in the upper part<br />
  4. 4. Medial belly of Gastrocnemius dissected by midline posterior incision, cut from the common tendon.<br />
  5. 5. Muscle tunneled to cover the defect, vascularity intact<br />
  6. 6. Critical area covered with vascular tissue and spit skin grafted<br />
  7. 7. Stable vascularised cover provided, favorable for fracture healing<br />
  8. 8. Thanks…..Questions ?<br />ShaileshNisal & ParikshitJanai<br />Sparsh Clinics, Nagpur, INDIA<br />www.sparshclinics.com<br />

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