Distally based lateral and medial leg adipofascial flaps: Need for caution with old, diabetic patients


Demirtas Y., AYHAN M. S. , Sariguney Y., Findikcioglu F., Cukurluoglu O., Latifoglu O., ...More

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, vol.117, no.1, pp.272-276, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Background: Reconstruction of defects around the ankle region has always been challenging for plastic surgeons. Distally based lateral and medial leg adipofascial flaps are among the flaps of choice for coverage of this difficult region. Presented here is the authors' clinical experience with these flaps, particularly emphasizing the complicated attempts in diabetic patients.