Ahmed Farahat

Cairo University, Egypt

Title: Periosteal rotation flap Technique in management of Tibialis Anterior muscle hernia: A Case Series


Traumatic herniation of the leg muscle is not an uncommon condition. This may be a direct traumatic hernia caused by open injury to the leg, or indirect traumatic hernia following blow to a contracted muscle causing rupture of the fascia and its consequent herniation. Tibialis anterior muscle herniation has been reported to be the most common form of muscle hernia of the lower extremities. We report on 3 cases of traumatic herniation of the tibialis anterior muscle who were treated using a periosteal flap raised from the anteromedial aspect of the tibia and used to close the fascial defect. We have found this to be a safe surgical procedure in adult and adolescent age group with satisfying results and reduced recurrence rate and postoperative complications.


Ahmed Farahat has completed his PhD at the age of 31 years from Cairo University, Egypt. He is a Lecturer of Orthopaedic surgery at the faculty of medicine, Cairo University, Egypt. He is working as an attending surgeon at Cairo university hospitals. His main field of interest is trauma surgery, joint arthroplasty and pelvic and acetabular trauma surgery.