Heel reconstruction with the deep circumflex iliac artery osteocutaneous flap

Thomas R Stevenson, T. L. Greene, T. F. Kling

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Abstract

A patient with extensive loss of bone and soft tissue from the right heel is presented. The defect was reconstructed using an osteocutaneous flap based on the deep circumflex iliac vessels. Indications for this procedure include extensive loss of bone and soft tissue precluding the use of local flaps. A 30-month period has elapsed since her reconstruction. A single ulcer developed 13 months postoperatively that healed after flap revision. We feel that tailoring the flap to minimize redundancy at the initial operation, subsequent tissue excision if necessary, and reinnervation augment durability of the flap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)982-986
Number of pages5
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume79
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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