De-epithelialized fasciocutaneous turnover flap for recurrent calcaneal wound with osteomyelitis.
Recurrent ulcerations of the foot and ankle almost always present a challenge to lower extremity surgeons. Recalcitrant heel ulcerations with osteomyelitis are especially difficult to treat because of the lack of soft tissue coverage. The turnover flap is a simple, fast, and effective treatment method for lower extremity wounds. It is a de-epithelialized fasciocutaneous flap harvested from the adjacent area of the wound. We believe it is an underused technique for advanced wound closure in the lower extremity. It offers several advantages compared with traditional, more difficult to perform, flaps. We have seen an excellent result 18 months after using the turnover flap in a patient with recurrent posterior heel ulceration with calcaneal osteomyelitis.
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Panagakos, P., McDonald, P., Norem, N., Shapiro, H., Boc, S. F., & Mitra, A. (2014). De-epithelialized fasciocutaneous turnover flap for recurrent calcaneal wound with osteomyelitis. The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 53(1), 83–87. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jfas.2013.03.002
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery