The Reverse Peroneus Brevis Muscle Flap for Ankle Wound Coverage

Abstract: Coverage of lower extremity wounds, especially those in the ankle region, presents a challenge to the foot and ankle surgeon. The present case illustrates a surgical technique for the use of the reverse (distally based) peroneus brevis muscle flap for coverage of a postoperative ankle wound with exposed bone. The reverse peroneus brevis muscle flap provides an option for wound coverage in the ankle region in limb salvage cases in medically frail patients.

Abstract: Coverage of lower extremity wounds, especially those in the ankle region, presents a challenge to the foot and ankle surgeon. The present case illustrates a surgical technique for the use of the reverse (distally based) peroneus brevis muscle flap for coverage of a postoperative ankle wound with exposed bone. The reverse peroneus brevis muscle flap provides an option for wound coverage in the ankle region in limb salvage cases in medically frail patients.

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The Reverse Peroneus Brevis Muscle Flap for Ankle Wound Coverage