Restoration of the foot using the radial forearm flap.
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.
Published In/Presented At
Hallock, G. G., Rice, D. C., Keblish, P. A., & Arangio, G. A. (1988). Restoration of the foot using the radial forearm flap. Annals Of Plastic Surgery, 20(1), 14-25.
Other Medical Specialties | Surgery
Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty