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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2014, Article ID 451356, 3 pages
Case Report

Pedicled Anterior Lateral Thigh Flap in Managing a Bilateral Groin Contracture

Department of Surgery, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 2212, Nairobi 00202, Kenya

Received 5 March 2014; Accepted 17 August 2014; Published 22 September 2014

Academic Editor: Alexander R. Novotny

Copyright © 2014 Ferdinand Nangole et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A fifteen-year-old female patient presented with a severe bilateral groin contracture for the last 8 years. She had sustained burns at the age of seven years. Three attempts to release the contracture with split thickness skin grafts had been done without success. A pedicled anterior lateral thigh flap was raised and advanced into the defect after the contracture had been released. Postoperatively the patient healed well without any complications and was able to achieve hip abduction of about 130 degrees.