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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2005;14(1):24-30.
Published online May 31, 2005.
Soft Tissue Reconstruction of Extremity using Anteromedial Thigh Perforator Free Flap
Byeong Seon Kong, M.D., Sang Hyun Lee, M.D., Yong Jin Kim, M.D.
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  Thigh perforator flaps are used popularly, because they have a small thickness, a long vascular pedicle and a low rate of donor site morbidity. Among thigh perforator flaps, anterolateral thigh perforator flaps are generally used, but it is not easy to dissect the vastus lateralis muscle to find the vasuclar pedicle. The authors have planed 11 anteromedial thigh perforator flaps that have septocutaneous perforators. We were able to find anteromedial thigh perforators in 8 cases(72.7%). The perforators originated from the medial descending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery in 2 cases and a branch to the rectus femoris muscle in 6 cases. Of this type of surgery, 7 flaps survived. However, 1 flap failed because of arterial insufficiency. We believe the anteromedial thigh perforator flap is a good option when the thigh region is decided as a donor site, but surgeons should keep in mind that the perforator of anteromedial thigh flap may be absent.
Key Words: Anteromedial thigh perforator free flap, Extremity

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