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OR Snapshots – Calf Implants and the Peroneal Nerve

Calf implants involve dissection from incisions on the back of the knee inferiorly down to the gastrocnemius muscle fascia. The fascia is then entered so that the implant can be placed underneath it on top of the muscle. There are two gastrocnemius muscles,  an inner or medial muscle belly and an outer or lateral muscle Read More…

OR Snapshots – Calf Implants and the Sural Nerve

Calf implants are placed on top of the gastrocnemius muscles but under their overlying enveloping fascia. To place the implants separate small incisions are placed on the back of the knee in the popliteal crease above each muscle head. From the incision to the gastrocnemius fascia it is necessary to dissect past the semimembranous/semitendinous tendons Read More…

Custom Designed Solid Silicone Calf Implants

The most common lower leg aesthetic augmentation method is that of calf implants. They are used for those patients who want larger calfs due to natural lower leg disproportion (‘chicken legs’), muscle atrophy due to injury (e,g. achilles tendon rupture) or congenital underdevelopment. (clubfoot) Calf implants have been around for decades in the U.S and Read More…

OR Snapshots – Calf Implants and the Sural Nerve

Augmentation of the calfs is most effectively done using implants. The placement of calf implants is on top of the gastrocnemius muscles underneath its fascial covering. Placed through small incisions in a skin crease behind the knee, the fascial plane is relatively easy to find and enter. There are few anatomic structures of which to Read More…

Calf Implants and Fat Grafting in Congenital Club Foot Deformity

Underdevelopment of the calf muscles in congenital clubfoot is a common sequelae no matter how timely or well primary treatment for it is done. Such underdevelopment of the lower leg, particularly in asymmetry or unilateral involvement, can be a source of patient sensitivity and lowered self-esteem. Calf muscle hypoplasia can be treated successfully in both Read More…

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