Lower Extremity Trauma and Muscle Flaps

Plastic Surgery Weekly Didactic and Conference

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 6:30 AM

This grand round has already taken place.

Online Streaming
August 10th, 2022
2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours


Plastic Surgery topics are presented by experts in their fields and are selected as highly relevant and important to the development of a current base of medical knowledge necessary to maintain a high level of care. These presentations are intended to introduce resident, faculty and medical students the most current and accepted approaches to the discipline of Plastic Surgery including medical problem solving, surgical skills, and new techniques in diagnosis and treatment.

Dates and Times

Start: 8/10/2022 6:30 AM
End: 8/10/2022 8:30 AM


Learning Objectives:

1. Draw the vascular, neural and osseous anatomy of the lower extremity.
2. Describe the muscular and vascular anatomy of specific flaps including fascia lata, vastus lateralis, rectus femoris, sartorius, and gracilis flaps.
3. Describe the boundaries of and vascular anatomy of specific cutaneous flaps including the lateral thigh, medial thigh, posterior thigh, and groin flaps.
4. Draw the venous anatomy of the leg including the saphenous vein.
5. Describe the muscular, cutaneous, and vascular anatomy of the gastrocnemius, soleus, and tibialis muscle flaps.
6. Explain the concept of fasciocutaneous flaps and be able to design them on the distal lower extremity.
7. Describe the cutaneous margins and vascular anatomy of foot flaps such as medical plantar, lateral plantar, V-Y plantar, and dorsalis pedis-based flaps.
8. Describe the neuroanatomy and boundaries of sensate flaps in the lower extremity.
9. Explain the physiology of arterial insufficiency, venous hypertension, and diabetes as they pertain to the lower extremity.
10. Draw the detailed anatomy of the popliteal artery and its branches.
11. Describe the normal plantar arch and the fundamentals of normal foot vasculature.
12. Discriminate the advantages and disadvantages of the various levels of lower extremity amputation.
13. Recite the basic lower extremity embryology, abnormal development, and its sequelae.
14. Describe the anatomy as applied to specific lower extremity flaps including:
a. skin flaps
b. muscle and myocutaneous flaps
c. fascial and fasciocutaneous flaps
d. sensate flaps
e. flaps which include bone
15. Describe the biomechanics of the lower extremity including:
a. function of specific muscles and muscle groups
b. gait
c. functional consequences of use of specific muscles as flaps

1. Perform cadaver dissection of the lower extremity.
2. Apply anatomic and biomedical knowledge to the choice of procedures for lower extremity reconstruction.
3. Classify lower extremity tibial fractures.
4. Participate in the orthopedic management of lower extremity trauma.
5. Participate in the reconstruction of congenital deformities of the lower extremity.
6. Participate in the reconstruction of major vascular lesions or injuries of the lower extremity.
7. Perform reconstructions of major tendon or nerve injuries of the lower extremity.
8. Participate in the surgical and nonsurgical multidisciplinary care of left ulcers.
9. Evaluate and treat patients with lower extremity ulceration of different etiologic origins.
10. Undertake perioperative management and surgical treatment of patients with devascularizing injuries or conditions of the lower extremity.
11. Evaluate and treat patients with lymphedema of the lower extremity.
12. Perform aesthetic reconstruction and liposuction of the lower extremities.


  • Donald Groves, MD
    • Lower Extremity Trauma and Muscle Flaps


The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Need help with this Grand Round Session?

Please contact the Grand Round coordinator listed below:

Tiana Martuci
Department: Surgery
Phone: (631) 444-2037
Email: tiana.martucci@stonybrookmedicine.edu

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