[Treatment of tissue defects of the posterior aspect of the elbow]

Published online: Dec 27 1993

B Coessens, J Van Geertruyden, J Vadoud-Seyedi, and P Vico.

Service de Chirurgie Plastique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Hôpital Brugmann, Belgique.


Coverage of soft tissue defects of the posterior region of the elbow can be a difficult problem. The different techniques described are reviewed, focusing on the lateral arm flap of Maruyama. Ten cadaver studies were performed to confirm the reliability of this flap, a first choice for the authors. It was used successfully in 5 clinical cases.