Plastic Surgical Techniques for the Foot and Ankle

John J. Stapleton, Crystal L. Ramanujam

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Abstract

Basic and advanced plastic surgical techniques are commonly used for treating various conditions of the foot and ankle. Primary closure may not be an option because of severe soft tissue loss from an infectious process, traumatic event, or correction of an underlying deformity. Soft tissue coverage of the foot and ankle can be challenging because of the delicate nature of the soft tissues in the area and the forces later encountered from shoe gear and weight bearing. The authors present the techniques commonly used for elective, traumatic, and diabetic wounds of the foot and ankle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-49
Number of pages5
JournalPerioperative Nursing Clinics
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011

Keywords

  • Advancement flaps
  • Ankle
  • Diabetic ulcer
  • Foot
  • Plastic reconstruction
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medical–Surgical

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