The Medial Femoral Condyle Flap

  • M. Cherubino
  • D. Sallam
  • P. L. Tos


The medial femoral condyle (MFC) flap represents a valid source of thin and pliable sheet of corticoperiosteal tissue with or without cancellous bone [1, 2]. The highly osteogenic nature of the periosteum combined with its excellent vascularity after microvascular transfer achieves a high success rate in many scenarios. Most common indications for the MFC flap include bone nonunions [3–5] with or without segmental bone loss and total bone and cartilage reconstruction [6, 7]. Flap variations can incorporate also cancellous bone, muscle, tendon, cartilage, and/or skin.


Medial femoral condyle free flap Bone flap Bone reconstruction Nasal reconstruction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Cherubino
    • 1
  • D. Sallam
    • 1
  • P. L. Tos
    • 2
  1. 1.Plastic Surgery DepartmentUniversity of InsubriaVareseItaly
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology for HandASST Gaetano PiniMilanItaly

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