The quadriceps myocutaneous flap for operation on the distal femur

R. M. Kerry, B. A. Masri, C. P. Beauchamp, C. P. Duncan

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We describe a U-shaped approach to the distal femur which, having divided the extensor mechanism and elevated the entire quadriceps muscle, gives excellent exposure and allows a number of reconstructive options. It was used in 14 patients, 13 of whom were followed up for a mean of 3.5 years (1 to 11). There was no case of flap necrosis, and complications related to the reconstruction were acceptable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-487
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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