oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Some applications of the Tensor Fascia Lata Myocutaneous Flap

Volume 35, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Two cases of reconstruction using the Tensor Fascia Lata (IFL) myocutaneous flap are presented. In the first case the TFL flap was used to resurface a complex soft tissue defect on the extensor surface of the left forearm. The TFL flap was used in the second case to resurface a left trochanteric bedsore in a patient recovering from paraparesis sustained from an attack of Transverse Myelitis. The flap was successfully used in both cases.

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