Microsurgery 2021 Mar 16;41(3):233-239. Epub 2020 Dec 16.
DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Section of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology/Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Health System, Miami, Florida, USA.
Background: Osteocutaneous fibula free flap (OCFFF) donor sites are often covered with skin grafts, with an additional donor site, more postoperative care, and increased cost. The authors examine posterior tibial artery (PTA) based pedicled propeller flaps (PPF) as an alternative for OCFFF donor site coverage.
Patients And Methods: Retrospective review of 16 consecutive patients from 30 to 79 years old, who underwent OCFFF reconstruction of head and neck defects (11 mandibular, 5 maxillary), with the closure of donor site with PPF based on a perforator from PTA. Read More