Reconstruction of plantar defects

Reconstruction of plantar defects Plantar defects are a challenge for the plastic surgeon; from 1984–1995 59 operations were performed in 57 patients. The radial forearm flap and the latissimus dorsi (LD) flaps were mainly used depending on the amount of tissue loss. Local flaps such as dorsalis pedis and instep flaps were used for smaller defects. The radial forearm flap is ideal in terms of thickness and stability for the sole but limited in its size. The LD flap is a safe procedure especially for severe injuries and osteitis, but has the disadvantage of being bulky and debulking procedures are frequently performed. For nerve reconstruction deep sensibility seems to be sufficient in order to obtain stable postoperative results. In this report the different operative methods are evaluated. Since 1991, the patients were monitored with static and dynamic foot pressure measurements and gait analysis to assess the postoperative result and prevent pressure ulcers, scar irritation and hyperkeratosis. Preoperative investigations may contribute to an optimal schedule for planning and stabilization of the operative regimen. European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Reconstruction of plantar defects

Loading next page...
Copyright © 1997 by Springer-Verlag
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial