Title

Isle of Palm and Sole Fillet Flaps.

Publication/Presentation Date

6-1-1991

Abstract

Extensive extremity injuries appropriately managed by immediate amputation may be compromised if retained soft tissues are inadequate to permit a simple wound closure. In usual circumstances, if the foot or hand from the soon-to-be-discarded part has not been violated and, by chance, remains viable through a major neurovascular pedicle, then a fillet of the sole or palm fashioned as a local island flap may be used for durable and potentially sensate stump coverage. Function preservation by salvaging maximal amputation stump length could then be achieved in lieu of more complex microsurgical techniques.

Volume

26

Issue

6

First Page

514

Last Page

519

ISSN

0148-7043

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Surgery

PubMedID

1883156

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article