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Sural neuro-cutaneous flap in the management of foot and ankle soft tissue defects in a diabetic population

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dc.contributor.author Assi, Chahine
dc.contributor.author Fawaz, Wissam
dc.contributor.author Samaha, Camille
dc.contributor.author Chamoun, Moussa
dc.contributor.author Yammine, Kaissar
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-23T12:50:32Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-23T12:50:32Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0023-9852 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5060
dc.description.abstract • Background: Soft tissue defects in the foot and ankle region are challenging conditions particularly in diabetic patients. We evaluated the reliability of the sural flap in treating such defects among a diabetic population. Material and Methods: This is a continuous retrospective series of 14 patients with type 2 diabetes treated with an ipsilateral sural flap for soft tissue defects around the rear foot (11 cases) and over the malleolar areas (3 cases). Three patients had an open tibia fracture (Gustillo IIIb), four had chronic osteitis and seven had a chronic heel ulcer. Results : The mean follow-up at 28 months showed healing of the flap at a mean of 24 days, donor site healing in two weeks, one case of total flap necrosis, three cases of skin edge necrosis, two cases of temporary venous congestion and 10 cases of hypoesthesia of the lateral border of the foot. No infection or recurrence of infection was encountered. Conclusion : We found the sural flap useful, reproducible and reliable in treating soft tissue defects in diabetic patients with a low frequency of serious complications. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Sural neuro-cutaneous flap in the management of foot and ankle soft tissue defects in a diabetic population en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201004807 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201801808 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Lebanese Medical Journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 64 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 164-167 en_US
dc.keywords Sural flap en_US
dc.keywords Soft tissue defects en_US
dc.keywords Diabetes en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Assi, C., Fawaz, W., Samaha, C., Chamoun, M., & Yammine K. (2016). Sural neuro-cutaneous flap in the management of foot and ankle soft tissue defects in a diabetic population. Lebanese Medical Journal, 64(3), 165. en_US
dc.author.email chahine.assi@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email kaissar.yammine@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.lebanesemedicaljournal.org/articles/64-3/series2.pdf en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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