Lower Extremity Reconstruction
Dr. Sadik has a strong relationship with the Orthopedic Surgeons to ensure patients with severe lower extremity traumas are able to have successful restoration of their limbs. Methods used for lower extremity reconstruction are:
Skin grafts – a superficial portion of skin without blood supply taken to cover an open wound or defect
Local/Regional Flaps- flaps consisting of muscle (Gastronemius, Soleus) to gain soft tissue coverage in areas with severely damaged soft tissue.
Free Flaps (microsurgery) – flaps consisting of skin/subcutaneous fat, skin/subcutaneous fat/muscle, skin/subcutaneous fat/ muscle/bone, or only muscle or only bone that are disconnected from their blood supply and reconnected to the blood vessels near the defect to be filled.