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Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 75, Supplement 1, pp 148–149 | Cite as

Delayed Reverse Sural Flap for Cover of Heel Defect in a Patient With Associated Vascular Injury. A Case Report

  • Faizal AliEmail author
  • Hanafiah Harunarashid
  • Khandasamy Yugasmavanan
Case Report

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Lower-extremity reconstruction Vascular injury Sural flap Delay procedure Limb salvage 

Notes

Disclaimer

The author does not have any conflict of interest related to this article nor did he receive any financial support.

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© Association of Surgeons of India 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Faizal Ali
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hanafiah Harunarashid
    • 2
  • Khandasamy Yugasmavanan
    • 1
  1. 1.Plastic Surgery Unit, Department of SurgeryUniversity Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical CenterKuala LumpurMalaysia
  2. 2.Vascular Surgical Unit, Department of SurgeryUniversity Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical CenterKuala LumpurMalaysia

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