Medial gastrocnemius flap

Renee J. Gasgarth, Wrood Kassira

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter describes the key steps of a medial pedicled gastrocnemius flap for soft tissue coverage of knee defects, proximal tibial wounds, and distal thigh wounds. In addition to providing step-by-step instructions, postoperative care, and complications, a sample dictation is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783319406312
ISBN (Print)9783319406299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Gastrocnemius flap
  • Lower extremity reconstruction
  • Medial gastrocnemius flap
  • Pedicled muscle flap
  • Split-thickness skin graft over muscle flap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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