Kwan, M.K.; Merican, A.M.; Ahmad, T.S. (2005) Reconstruction of the heel defect with in-step island flap. A report of four cases. Medical Journal Malaysia, 60 (C). pp. 104-107.Full text not available from this repository.
Soft tissue loss of the heel is difficult to treat as it may cause significant morbidity particularly recurrent ulceration and subsequent chronic osteomyelitis. Reconstruction of such defect with local flap can provide good result. We report our experience in treating four patients with heel defect using the in-step island flap. The flap, which is based on the medial plantar neurovascular pedicle, provides a sensate durable tissue required for weight-bearing and normal gait.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Medical Journal Malaysia|
|Additional Information:||Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Orthopaedic Surgery; Heel/injuries; Heel/surgery|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine|
|Depositing User:||Nor Izzati Ab Razak|
|Date Deposited:||23 Jul 2012 08:37|
|Last Modified:||23 Jul 2012 08:37|
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