The lateral calcaneal island flap for sensate coverage of heel defects

The lateral calcaneal island flap for sensate coverage of heel defects The lateral calcaneal island flap is a modification of the lateral calcaneal artery skin flap. It has been used successfully in nine patients. It is a simple, stable, sensate, and yet a safe and versatile flap to cover defects around the ankle and heel. In comparison to the skin pedicle flap, it has distinct advantages of more versatile clinical applications, better aesthetic result of the donor and recipient site, and avoids sacrifice of a normal skin bridge for flap insetting. In the present series, the absolute indication for repair with the lateral calcaneal island flap lies in reconstruction of heel defects smaller than 6 cm in diameter. European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

The lateral calcaneal island flap for sensate coverage of heel defects

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Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
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