Versatility of Intrinsic Muscle Flaps for the Diabetic Charcot Foot

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Abstract

Bone, joint, and/or tendon exposure following surgical debridement of diabetic foot infections requires careful consideration when choosing appropriate closure methods. The unique architecture of the foot, coupled with the functional demands of mobilization, makes soft tissue reconstruction for plantar defects especially challenging. Muscle flaps incorporate the muscle, associated nerve, and vascular pedicles during transposition. This article covers their unique properties for soft tissue coverage in the diabetic Charcot foot.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-326
Number of pages4
JournalClinics in podiatric medicine and surgery
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012

Keywords

  • Charcot foot
  • Diabetes
  • External fixation
  • Muscle flaps
  • Surgery
  • Wounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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