Free rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap for lower extremity reconstruction

Rebecca C. Novo, Nicole Miller, Kenneth A. Guler, Christopher Salgado

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter describes in detail the surgical steps involved in the harvesting of a vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneous free flap for lower extremity reconstruction. Indications, preoperative markings, surgical steps, postoperative care, operative dictation, and suggested readings are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783319406312
ISBN (Print)9783319406299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Free flap
  • Free tissue transfer
  • Lower extremity reconstruction
  • Microsurgery
  • Muscle flap
  • Myocutaneous flap
  • Reconstruction
  • Rectus abdominis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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