A Simple Adjunct to a Plantar Local Random Flap for Submetatarsal Ulcers

Claire M. Capobianco, Crystal L. Ramanujam, Thomas Zgonis

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Abstract

Plantar local random flaps provide a versatile method of plastic coverage for many types of pedal soft tissue defects. The ability of a local random flap to replace "like with like tissue" on the weight-bearing surface of the forefoot makes it a useful option for coverage of recalcitrant submetatarsal ulcerations. The authors describe a technique of adjunctive temporary stabilization of the affected metatarsophalangeal joint to maximize the likelihood of ultimate flap survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-172
Number of pages6
JournalClinics in podiatric medicine and surgery
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

Keywords

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Foot
  • Local flaps
  • Submetatarsal ulcer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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