Heel reconstruction with flexor digitorum brevis musculocutaneous flap

Thomas R Stevenson, T. F. Kling, R. J. Friedman

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A 4-year-old girl with an extensive soft tissue loss of the left heel is presented. Management by debridement followed by coverage with an innervated flexor digitorum superficialis musculocutaneous flap resulted in primary healing. Full weight-bearing ambulation was resumed 8 weeks postoperatively. The patient has been ambulating on the reconstructed heel for 18 months with difficulty. Technical aspects of the reconstruction are presented as well as a discussion of treatment alternatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)713-716
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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