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Leg length preservation with pedicled fillet of foot flaps after traumatic amputations.

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Six patients with insufficient soft-tissue coverage after lower limb trauma were treated with pedicled fillet of foot flaps to achieve primary stump closure and to preserve leg length. The flaps used were all based on either the posterior tibial neurovascular pedicle, the anterior tibial neurovascular pedicle, or both. Five flaps survived; one patient required conversion of a through-knee to an above-knee amputation and debridement of the flap because of venous thrombosis of the pedicle. In t...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
Plastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume:
115
Issue:
2
Pages:
498-505
Publication date:
2005-02-05
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EISSN:
1529-4242
ISSN:
0032-1052
URN:
uuid:cb3bda44-df44-45ef-9485-b29a23ed0cd3
Source identifiers:
226781
Local pid:
pubs:226781

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