Wound coverage in the Achilles region.
Skin loss over the distal Achilles region regardless of cause presents a problem in reconstruction. A variety of techniques have been employed. These procedures are critically reviewed and the technique which has proven helpful at our institution is discussed. The latter procedure employs a local random pattern rotation flap which has the advantages of simplicity, brief hospitalization, predictability of success, and coverage with sensate skin that is not bulky.
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DeMars, R. V., Graham, W. P., 3rd, Davis, T. S., & Blomain, E. W. (1982). Wound coverage in the Achilles region. American journal of surgery, 144(3), 376–378. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9610(82)90027-7
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery