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Ann Plast Surg. 1993 May;30(5):456-8.

Myonecrosis as a sequela of calf implants.

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Division of Plastic Surgery, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA.


Calf augmentation using alloplastic implants primarily is intended to enhance body contour. Usually this is a safe and efficacious procedure. However, in this unique report, significant myonecrosis occurred as a direct consequence of calf implantation, which resulted in a residual functional disability as well as aesthetic deformity. An awareness of the potential for a similar catastrophe hopefully will mitigate against future overzealous attempts at augmentation.

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