Abductor hallucis muscle flap with circular external fixation for Charcot foot osteomyelitis: A case report

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Abstract

Complicated soft tissue defects of the diabetic foot often call for alternative methods to traditional primary closure. Despite the popularity of microvascular free flaps, local muscle flaps can offer reliable reconstruction for these challenging wounds with shorter surgical times and reduced complication rates. In this article, the authors describe the successful use of the abductor hallucis muscle flap and external fixation for soft tissue reconstruction of a chronic Charcot foot wound and osteomyelitis in a diabetic patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalDiabetic Foot and Ankle
Volume2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 22 2011

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Keywords

  • Charcot neuroarthropathy
  • Diabetic foot
  • External fixation
  • Muscle flaps
  • Osteomyelitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Podiatry

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