What Is a Gracilis Flap? Center

The gracilis muscle is one of the muscles in the groin. It starts at the external point of the pubic bone (ischiopubic ramus) and extends down to the upper-middle shaft of the shinbone (tibia). Flap surgery is an operation by which a piece tissue (flap) is lifted from a healthy site in the body and moved to a site of defect while still attached to a blood supply. Muscle flaps are commonly used to eradicate infection, fill defects following trauma or surgery and restore function. Read more: What Is a Gracilis Flap? Article


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