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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 117 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.prs.0000187139.50211.00
  • Title of Journal : PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.272-276

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.