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Mid-plantar pedicle skin flap. Apropos of 5 clinical cases

Tropet, Y.; Ridoux, P.E.; Andreoletti, J.B.

Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthetique 40(2): 162-168


ISSN/ISBN: 0294-1260
PMID: 7574393
Accession: 043654308

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The blood supply to the non-weight bearing midsole area is not derived exclusively from the medial plantar artery. This allows elevation of a subfascial mid-plantar cutaneous flap for the reconstruction of the heel. The technique of elevation of the flap is described. This plantar flap can be designed to include sensation without the need for deep dissection. Five clinical cases are discussed. This flap is useful for medium-sized chronic ulcerations of the heel.

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