Title

The Mangled Foot and Ankle: Soft Tissue Salvage Techniques.

Publication/Presentation Date

10-1-2014

Abstract

The mangled foot and ankle can be defined as a severe injury to multiple organ systems of this appendage that can include bone, muscle, tendon, and neurovascular structures. The magnitude and often rate-limiting parameter most likely to affect the decision to attempt foot salvage is the degree of soft tissue destruction. If irreplaceable or if function cannot be restored, amputation should be considered. If reconstruction is attempted, all nonviable tissues regardless of intrinsic function must first be removed by meticulous débridement.

Volume

31

Issue

4

First Page

565

Last Page

576

ISSN

1558-2302

Disciplines

Orthopedics | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Podiatry | Surgery

PubMedID

25281516

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article