Free Flaps in the Reconstruction of Foot Injury. 4 (1-7) Year Follow-up of 24 Cases
Acta Orthop Scand. 1994 Feb;65(1):103-106
Reigstad A, Hetland KR, Bye K, Waage S, Røkkum M, Husby T
We reconstructed in 24 patients, traumatic tissue loss in the foot with 10 lateral arm flaps and 14 scapular flaps. The mean follow-up was 4 (1-7) years. There was 1 flap loss, and 1 patient was amputated because of septic ankle arthrodesis. Healing with stable skin and scar was achieved in the remaining patients. Only patients with additional serious skeletal injury had reduced walking ability.
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Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
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