Reconstruction of iatrogenic skin defects of the Achilles tendon region: an analysis of 25 consecutive patients

Reconstruction of iatrogenic skin defects of the Achilles tendon region: an analysis of 25... Eur J Plast Surg (2003) 26:304–305 DOI 10.1007/s00238-003-0549-y INVITED COMMENTAR Y Stefan O. P. Hofer Reconstruction of iatrogenic skin defects of the Achilles tendon region: an analysis of 25 consecutive patients Published online: 11 September 2003 © Springer-Verlag 2003 Koski et al. describe their experience with treatment of a Unfortunately, no information on the actual size of the heterogenous group of 25 consecutive patients with ia- wounds is provided apart from the one wound that could trogenic skin defects of the Achilles tendon region. In be closed directly. All information on functional as well their series they treated 25 patients with local skin de- as clinical outcome was obtained by telephone inter- fects after Achilles tendon surgery for rupture or chronic views. No clinical follow-up investigations on visual as- tendonitis. The methods of closure ranged from direct pect, sensibility, range of motion, or strength were per- closure to free tissue transfer. Of the patients 12 needed formed. Due to this lack of hard data it is difficult to val- one or two revisional surgeries as extensive as a free flap idate any of the treatments objectively. I am not sur- to achieve wound healing. The authors describe that all http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Reconstruction of iatrogenic skin defects of the Achilles tendon region: an analysis of 25 consecutive patients

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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/s00238-003-0549-y
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Eur J Plast Surg (2003) 26:304–305 DOI 10.1007/s00238-003-0549-y INVITED COMMENTAR Y Stefan O. P. Hofer Reconstruction of iatrogenic skin defects of the Achilles tendon region: an analysis of 25 consecutive patients Published online: 11 September 2003 © Springer-Verlag 2003 Koski et al. describe their experience with treatment of a Unfortunately, no information on the actual size of the heterogenous group of 25 consecutive patients with ia- wounds is provided apart from the one wound that could trogenic skin defects of the Achilles tendon region. In be closed directly. All information on functional as well their series they treated 25 patients with local skin de- as clinical outcome was obtained by telephone inter- fects after Achilles tendon surgery for rupture or chronic views. No clinical follow-up investigations on visual as- tendonitis. The methods of closure ranged from direct pect, sensibility, range of motion, or strength were per- closure to free tissue transfer. Of the patients 12 needed formed. Due to this lack of hard data it is difficult to val- one or two revisional surgeries as extensive as a free flap idate any of the treatments objectively. I am not sur- to achieve wound healing. The authors describe that all

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 1, 2003

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