Lateral Crural Perforator Flap

  • He-Ping ZhengEmail author
  • Yong-Qing Xu
  • Jian Lin
  • De-Qing Hu


The peroneal artery perforator flap was developed from the lateral crural flap which could be designed as the proximal-middle peroneal artery perforator flap and the distal peroneal artery perforator flap. The former was suitable for coverage of a local crural wound and it might also be transferred as a free flap to restore medium or small skin defects on the foot or hand. While the latter was suitable for restoration of skin and soft-tissue defects on the lower leg, around the ankle joint or on the dorsum of the foot, and it might also be transferred as a free flap to restore small defects on the limbs. The distal peroneal artery perforator flap classified into three types: the superior (anterior) lateral malleolus perforator flap, the posterior superior lateral malleolus perforator flap and the posterior lateral malleolus perforator flap.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • He-Ping Zheng
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yong-Qing Xu
    • 2
  • Jian Lin
    • 3
  • De-Qing Hu
    • 4
  1. 1.The 900th Hospital of PLAClinical Anatomic CenterFuzhouChina
  2. 2.Orthopaedic DepartmentKunming General Hospital of PLAKunmingChina
  3. 3.Shanghai JiaoTong UniversityXin-hua Hospital (ChongMing)ShanghaiChina
  4. 4.Orthopaedic DepartmentThe First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical UniversityFuzhouChina

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