Commentary on "Distally based sural neuro-fasciocutaneous island flap to cover tissue loss in the distal third of the leg" by Parodi et al.

Commentary on "Distally based sural neuro-fasciocutaneous island flap to cover tissue loss in the... Eur J Plast Surg (2003) 26:179–180 DOI 10.1007/s00238-003-0505-x INVITED COMMENTAR Y Z. Arnez Commentary on “Distally based sural neuro-fasciocutaneous island flap to cover tissue loss in the distal third of the leg” by Parodi et al. Published online: 10 May 2003 © Springer-Verlag 2003 Covering of soft tissue defects, in particular when com- technique if applied for the right indication, and if per- pound, in the distal one-third of the lower leg, over the formed in the way that is elegantly described by Parodi malleoli, and in the calcaneal region remains a challenge et al. Still, in the hands of the authors (who over 4 years, for all surgeons (general, trauma, orthopedic, plastic) from 1997 to 2001, accumulated considerable experience dealing with this difficult problem. In the last three de- in using this flap) the distally based sural neuro-fascio- cades of the twentieth century the conservative approach cutaneous flap carries a 2.7% probability of total flap (plaster of Paris cast immobilization, traction or external loss (this is comparable to the results of the best series of fixation, and daily changing of dressings until granula- free flap transfer) and a 19.4% probability of partial flap tion tissue covered the exposed http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Commentary on "Distally based sural neuro-fasciocutaneous island flap to cover tissue loss in the distal third of the leg" by Parodi et al.

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Springer-Verlag
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Copyright © 2003 by Springer-Verlag
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Medicine
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0930-343X
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1435-0130
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10.1007/s00238-003-0505-x
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Eur J Plast Surg (2003) 26:179–180 DOI 10.1007/s00238-003-0505-x INVITED COMMENTAR Y Z. Arnez Commentary on “Distally based sural neuro-fasciocutaneous island flap to cover tissue loss in the distal third of the leg” by Parodi et al. Published online: 10 May 2003 © Springer-Verlag 2003 Covering of soft tissue defects, in particular when com- technique if applied for the right indication, and if per- pound, in the distal one-third of the lower leg, over the formed in the way that is elegantly described by Parodi malleoli, and in the calcaneal region remains a challenge et al. Still, in the hands of the authors (who over 4 years, for all surgeons (general, trauma, orthopedic, plastic) from 1997 to 2001, accumulated considerable experience dealing with this difficult problem. In the last three de- in using this flap) the distally based sural neuro-fascio- cades of the twentieth century the conservative approach cutaneous flap carries a 2.7% probability of total flap (plaster of Paris cast immobilization, traction or external loss (this is comparable to the results of the best series of fixation, and daily changing of dressings until granula- free flap transfer) and a 19.4% probability of partial flap tion tissue covered the exposed

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Jul 1, 2003

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