Case series of sural island flaps used for soft-tissue defects of the distal-third lower extremity

R. J. Steffner, A. Spiguel, J. Ranieri, M. Suk, Brad Yoo

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Abstract

Objective: To establish the sural island fasciocutaneous flap as an initial consideration for distal third lower-extremity soft tissue coverage and to provide non-plastic surgeons with a procedure they can perform on their own. l Method: Literature on reverse sural island fasciocutaneous flaps was reviewed and summarised. We then assessed our case series of sural island flaps from 2008-2011 and looked to provide our operative technique and patient outcomes. l Results: Nine patients, aged 12-70 years old, with greater than 1 year follow-up, were reviewed. Five patients had diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, or smoked tobacco. All patients healed their soft tissue coverage with minimal complication and were able to accommodate normal footwear. l Conclusion: Reverse sural island flaps are resilient flaps that should be considered as an alternative to free muscle transfer, for distal third lower extremity coverage. l Declaration of interest: There were no external sources of funding for this study. The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-475
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of wound care
Volume21
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Surgical Flaps
Lower Extremity
Conflict of Interest
Peripheral Vascular Diseases
Tobacco
Muscles
sural

Keywords

  • Fasciocutaneous
  • Soft tissue coverage
  • Sural island

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing (miscellaneous)
  • Fundamentals and skills

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Steffner, R. J., Spiguel, A., Ranieri, J., Suk, M., & Yoo, B. (2012). Case series of sural island flaps used for soft-tissue defects of the distal-third lower extremity. Journal of wound care, 21(10), 469-475.

Case series of sural island flaps used for soft-tissue defects of the distal-third lower extremity. / Steffner, R. J.; Spiguel, A.; Ranieri, J.; Suk, M.; Yoo, Brad.

In: Journal of wound care, Vol. 21, No. 10, 10.2012, p. 469-475.

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Steffner, RJ, Spiguel, A, Ranieri, J, Suk, M & Yoo, B 2012, 'Case series of sural island flaps used for soft-tissue defects of the distal-third lower extremity', Journal of wound care, vol. 21, no. 10, pp. 469-475.
Steffner, R. J. ; Spiguel, A. ; Ranieri, J. ; Suk, M. ; Yoo, Brad. / Case series of sural island flaps used for soft-tissue defects of the distal-third lower extremity. In: Journal of wound care. 2012 ; Vol. 21, No. 10. pp. 469-475.
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