Primary arthrodesis and sural artery flap coverage for subtalar joint osteomyelitis in a diabetic patient

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Abstract

Diabetic chronic wounds with joint sepsis and osteomyelitis of the hindfoot can be difficult pathologic entities to treat. Limb salvage approaches are based on careful preoperative evaluation, surgical technique, and postoperative care. This article reviews the overall management of subtalar joint osteomyelitis with a case report showing primary arthrodesis with external fixation and soft tissue coverage with a reverse sural artery neurofasciocutaneous flap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-427
Number of pages7
JournalClinics in podiatric medicine and surgery
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011

Keywords

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • External fixation
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Sural flap
  • Ulcer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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