Delayed Reverse Sural Flap for Cover of Heel Defect in a Patient With Associated Vascular Injury. A Case Report
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The delay reverse sural neurofasciocutaneous flap is used to reconstruct soft tissue defects in the lower third of the leg to improve outcome in patients with associated comorbidities such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, smokers and ischaemic heart disease. The author reports the use of a delayed reverse sural flap as soft tissue cover for a calcaneal defect in a patient with associated comorbidities who has an ipsilateral Gred 3C (Gustilo) tibial fracture after vascular reconstruction.
KeywordsLower-extremity reconstruction Vascular injury Sural flap Delay procedure Limb salvage
The author does not have any conflict of interest related to this article nor did he receive any financial support.
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