The optimal below knee amputation flap

Gabriella Fluss, Jacob Greenspan, David Szczerepa, David J. Finlay

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The below knee amputation is a relatively common and simple procedure. Yet surprisingly, very little about the procedure is standardized. The current techniques utilized frequently result in flaccid flaps with significant dead space and excess skin or too short of a flap requiring revision. The outcomes that arise from these deformities delay wound healing and ultimate return to function for the patient.1 We describe a technique that is easily reproducible and results in a perfectly fitted flap. This technique has been adopted routinely in our practice, and has yielded consistent success.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100003
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery - Brief Reports and Innovations
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 2021


  • BKA
  • Below knee amputation
  • Flap


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