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Restoration of the foot using the radial forearm flap.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2893574     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Large foot defects unsuitable for reconstruction by local foot flaps are most expediently salvaged with distant free-tissue transfers. Although muscle flaps are preferred for infected wounds, coverage of the clean or acute foot deformity may be better achieved with the innervated radial forearm fasciocutaneous flap. This almost ideal donor site has been used by us for all traumatic foot defects requiring free flaps during the previous year. Our results document that in the 5 available clinical examples, restoration of normal foot contour, durability during ambulation, and an excellent aesthetic appearance were achieved.
G G Hallock; D C Rice; P A Keblish; G A Arangio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of plastic surgery     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0148-7043     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Plast Surg     Publication Date:  1988 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-03-14     Completed Date:  1988-03-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805336     Medline TA:  Ann Plast Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Plastic Surgery, Allentown Affiliated Hospitals, PA.
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MeSH Terms
Foot / surgery*
Foot Injuries
Microsurgery / methods
Middle Aged
Skin Transplantation
Surgical Flaps*

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