Versatility of Limberg and Its Modified Flaps in Post Firearm Wounds - A Case Series

Versatility of Limberg and Its Modified Flaps in Post Firearm Wounds

  • Shabeer Hussain Mir Consultant, Department of Surgery, Sub District Hospital, Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Harold Maxim Lewis Consultant, Department of Surgery, Mallick Denar Charitable Hospital, Kasragod and Kumble Cooperative Hospital, Kumble, Kerela, India
  • Simon Richard Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, Hapur, UP, India
  • Harish Arunmozhidevan Consultant, Department of Orthopaedic, Augustine Jubilee Hospital, Ernakulam, Kerala, India
Keywords: Limberg flap, Firearm injury, Wound, Fasciocutaneous flap


Background: The aim is to present our experience of Limberg and it’s modified flaps in post firearm injuries (FAI). Subjects and Methods: A series of patients with FAI underwent Limberg and its modified flaps under general anaesthesia over a period of one year from June 2018 to May 2019. Results: All patients were young male aged between twenty-one and twenty-five years and in all patients, Limberg and it’s modified local flap proved to be better than skin grafts with early return of patient functionality and did not require frequent dressing change. Conclusion: Our series indicates that Limberg and its modified flaps can be safely used to reconstruct post firearm moderate to large wounds.


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How to Cite
Mir, S. H., Lewis, H. M., Richard, S., & Arunmozhidevan, H. (2020). Versatility of Limberg and Its Modified Flaps in Post Firearm Wounds - A Case Series. Asian Journal of Medical Research, 9(3), 4-10.