Plantar Foot Donor Site as a Harvest of a Split-Thickness Skin Graft

Ronald Belczyk, John J. Stapleton, Peter A. Blume, Thomas Zgonis

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Abstract

The authors present a minimally invasive procedure for harvesting a split thickness skin graft (STSG) from the plantar surface of the foot. This is another option to consider for soft tissue reconstruction of diabetic foot wounds to help restore form and function and to prevent amputation. The authors do not recommend this technique for all soft tissue wounds of the toes and plantar aspect of the foot but believe it is a viable option for selected small diabetic foot wounds that may benefit from a STSG.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-497
Number of pages5
JournalClinics in podiatric medicine and surgery
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009

Keywords

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Diabetic wounds
  • Plantar foot
  • Split-thickness skin graft

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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