A case report of a double advancement flap closure combined with an ilizarov technique for the chronic plantar forefoot ulceration

Ronald Belczyk, John J. Stapleton, Thomas Zgonis

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Abstract

Soft tissue closure of defects on the plantar surface of the foot continues to be a challenge for the reconstructive surgeon secondarily to the limited number of surgical options and often difficulty of replacing durable and similar soft tissue coverage. Primary closure and skin grafting may not be suitable for the weight-bearing surfaces of the plantar forefoot area, and closure may then be obtained by other means of plastic surgery techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-36
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2009

Keywords

  • Diabetic foot ulcer
  • Diabetic limb salvage
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Double advancement flap
  • Ilizarov external fixation
  • Plantar forefoot ulcers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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