After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Understand the existing principles for lower extremity reconstruction for both traumatic and ablative defects. 2. Understand the important factors for lower extremity reconstruction–based anatomical regions. 3. Discuss perforator flaps and their application in lower extremity reconstruction.Summary:
The Gustilo-Anderson open fracture classification is briefly reviewed. A comprehensive overview of the available flaps and methods for lower extremity reconstruction is provided.