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

Claire M. Capobianco, Crystal 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 2010

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Ulcer
Metatarsophalangeal Joint
Weight-Bearing
Plastics
Foot

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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A Simple Adjunct to a Plantar Local Random Flap for Submetatarsal Ulcers. / Capobianco, Claire M.; Ramanujam, Crystal; Zgonis, Thomas.

In: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Vol. 27, No. 1, 01.2010, p. 167-172.

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Capobianco, Claire M. ; Ramanujam, Crystal ; Zgonis, Thomas. / A Simple Adjunct to a Plantar Local Random Flap for Submetatarsal Ulcers. In: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. 2010 ; Vol. 27, No. 1. pp. 167-172.
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