Reconstruction of the heel defect with in-step island flap. A report of four cases.

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.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Kwan, M.K.
  2. Merican, A.M.
  3. Ahmad, T.S.
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
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Nor Izzati Ab Razak
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2012 08:37
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2012 08:37
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3515

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