Title

Restoration of the foot using the radial forearm flap.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-1988

Abstract

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.

Volume

20

Issue

1

First Page

14

Last Page

25

ISSN

0148-7043

Disciplines

Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

2893574

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article