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Marcelo Rosa de Rezende, Mateus Saito, Renata Gregorio Paulos, Samuel Ribak, Ana Katherina Abarca Herrera, Álvaro Baik Cho, Rames Mattar
The reverse sural flap has often been used for cutaneous coverage of the distal region of the leg and ankle. When the flap is performed in 2 stages, the vascular pedicle is exteriorized and later resected. Our goal was to assess the reverse sural flap performed in 2 stages regarding its viability and low morbidity along the flap-donor area. Eleven patients with cutaneous coverage loss found in the area between the distal third of the leg and ankle underwent cutaneous coverage surgery with a reverse-flow sural flap with an exteriorized pedicle, without violation of the skin between the base of the flap pedicle to the margin of the wound...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Feng Dai, Peng-Fei Yu, Hong Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinical effect of percutaneous reduction and Kirschner pin flxation through sinus tarsi approach in treating Sanders type III calcaneal fracture. METHODS: Totally 22 patients (22 feet) with Sanders III calcaneal fracture were treated with percutaneous reduction and Kirschner pin flxation through sinus tarsi approach form September 2013 to December 2015. Among them, including 18 males and 4 females; aged from 20 to 65 years old with an average of (41...
December 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Cheng-I Yen, Jui-Yung Yang, Chun-Shin Chang, Jung-Ju Huang, Chih-Wei Wu, Hung-Chang Chen, Shih-Yi Yang, Shu-Yin Chang, Shiow-Shuh Chuang, Yen-Chang Hsiao
BACKGROUND: Nasal reconstruction after burn injury can be challenging due to limited availability of local flaps. We present our experience of free flap reconstruction for full-thickness nasal defect after severe facial burn injury. METHODS: Between August 1998 and September 2015, six patients underwent nasal reconstruction with seven free flaps after burn injury. Among them, flame burn occurred in two patients, chemical burn in two, explosive burn in one, and contact thermal burn in one patient...
February 10, 2018: Microsurgery
Barbara M Ling, Reto Wettstein, Daniel Staub, Dirk J Schaefer, Daniel F Kalbermatten
BACKGROUND: The gastrocnemius muscle flap may be considered the first choice in many cases of soft-tissue reconstruction about the knee. Limited arc of rotation and reach of the flap as well as unsightly muscle bulk are major disadvantages and were the impetus to look for a local alternative. The aim of this study is to present a consecutive series of patients with a reconstruction about the knee involving the medial sural artery perforator flap (MSAPF). METHODS: A consecutive series of 17 cases of defect reconstructions about the knee using the MSAPF is described, with an emphasis on early postoperative complications...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Muhammad Amin Yousaf, Zain Ul Abidin, Kamran Khalid, Ata Ul Haq, Farrukh Aslam Khalid, Faraz Ahmad Tarar, Muhammad Umar Asif, Moazzam Nazeer Tarar
Obective:To assess the outcome of extended delayed reverse sural artery flap for reconstruction of foot defects proximal to toes in terms of flap survival, complication and extended area. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Jinnah Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Centre, Lahore, from February 2015 to April 2017. METHODOLOGY: Cases who underwent delayed sural artery flap were inducted. Preoperative hand-held doppler was done to confirm the location of perforator...
February 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Hideki Tokumoto, Shinsuke Akita, Yoshitaka Kubota, Motone Kuriyama, Nobuyuki Mitsukawa
BACKGROUND: Vascularized nerve grafting is normally associated with a good outcome, but can be difficult to use for nerve reconstruction in patients with long defects of the sciatic nerve given the graft thickness. We report 3 cases of large defect sciatic nerve reconstruction using the bilateral sural nerves of the lower legs harvested together with the fascia and lesser saphenous vein to form a vascularized flap. METHODS: The subjects were 3 patients who required the reconstruction of a 10-cm or longer segment of the sciatic nerve...
January 31, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Kun Hwang
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January 18, 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Abdul Nawfar Sadagatullah, Ahmad Sukari Halim, Mohd Shakir Bathusha, Anantha Kumar Ramachandran
Background  The possibility of a person who had undergone surgery to be exposed to the ill effects of cigarette smoke is high, more so if the person lives with a smoker. With increasing popularity of reverse sural fasciocutaneous flaps, a surgeon may have to manage a person who lives with a smoker or is exposed to cigarette smoke. A clear understanding of the effects of exposure to cigarette smoke on reverse sural fasciocutaneous flaps is necessary. This study was performed to establish a clearer understanding of the effects of smoking on reverse sural fasciocutaneous flaps and evidence for preoperative patient counseling about smoking and smoke exposure...
December 2017: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
Y M Shen, C X Ma, F J Qin, C Zhang, C Wang, X H Hu
Objective: To explore the methods and effects of wound repair and functional reconstruction of high-voltage electrical burns in wrists. Methods: From January 2009 to June 2016, 71 patients with high-voltage electrical burns in wrists were hospitalized, with 118 wrist wounds including 21 of type Ⅰ, 69 of type Ⅱ, 9 of type Ⅲ, and 19 of type Ⅳ. According to the wrist injuries, different surgical operations were performed. Forearm amputation was conducted in 20 wrists with necrosis in the distal end. On the basis of fasciotomy for decompression, early debridement was performed on the other 98 wrist wounds...
December 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Andrea Rau, Andreas Kolk
BACKGROUND: During the last decade, perforator flaps have become popular for defect cover in the head and neck because they increase the choice of reconstructive possibilities and can lead to minimal donor site morbidity. In particular, the lower leg is considered a suitable option, as it provides thin and pliable skin for intraoral lining. Having gained experience with 131 flaps raised from four different donor sites at the lower leg, the aim of this paper is to evaluate success rates and patient satisfaction, but also difficulties and pitfalls during flap transfer...
November 26, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Matthew E Pontell, Noah Saad, Brian S Winters, Joseph N Daniel, Adam Saad
The reverse sural adipofascial flap (RSAF) is used to reconstruct challenging wounds of the foot and ankle. It offers several advantages over the traditional reverse sural flap, including less venous congestion. To complete the reconstruction, split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) may be done immediately or in a delayed fashion; however, both scenarios result in suboptimal take rates and prolonged healing. An acellular dermal matrix (ADM; Integra; Ethicon Inc, Somerville, New Jersey) and negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) combined with RSAF followed by delayed STSG may decrease wound healing time...
January 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Laju Maya Basnet, Samit Kumar Ghosh, Sunara Shrestha, Shaligram Dhungel
OBJECTIVE: The present study was undertaken to know the anatomical basis of medial sural artery (MSA) and its perforators in Nepalese. METHODS: The popliteal arteries of 16 preserved cadaveric lower limbs were injected with a mixture of red ink and glycerine. The number, location, diameter of perforators; length and intramuscular course of pedicle; the branching pattern of MSA were observed and measured. RESULTS: The mean of 2.2 ± 1.2 perforators (range 0-4) was observed...
December 7, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
Jalaluddin Khoshnevis, Terifeh Dashti, Eznollah Azargashb, Mohamad Reza Kalantar Motamedi
BACKGROUND: Due to shortage of local donor tissue and unreliable blood supply, free flaps were the mainstay of treatment for tissue defects in the lower leg and foot region, but it requires a qualified microvascular surgeon. Recently, attention has been paid to reverse superficial sural artery flap (RSSAF) and its modifications as a good alternative to pave the way to simple and friendly techniques. METHODS: Excluding each patient with septic and severely ischemic foot, every patient with tissue defect in distal leg and proximal foot region were studied...
September 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
S Struk, J-B Schaff, Q Qassemyar
INTRODUCTION: The medial sural artery perforator (MSAP) flap is defined as a thin cutaneo-adipose perforator flap harvested on the medial aspect of the leg. The aims of this study were to describe the anatomical basis as well as the surgical technique and discuss the indications in head and neck reconstructive surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We harvested 10 MSAP flap on 5 fresh cadavers. For each case, the number and the location of the perforators were recorded...
December 1, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
Zhenglin Chi, Yiheng Chen, Tinggang Chu, Weiyang Gao, Zhijie Li, Hede Yan, Yonghuan Song
BACKGROUND: The conventional procedure of the sural neuro-fasciocutaneous flap enables the supply of blood and venous drainage by increasing the width of the adipofascial tissue and preserving tiny venous return routes. Moreover, skin graft is a common method for donor site closure, which may lead to some complications and influence the aesthetic appearance. We report modifications for a distally based sural neuro-fasciocutaneous perforator flap and a relaying flap for donor site closure without skin graft...
February 2018: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Fang Fang, Wenxuan Zou, Zhiming Zhang, Qi Zhang, Yun Xie
BACKGROUND: Most of the literature concerning the neurocutaneous flap is related to its anatomic investigation and clinical application, and the more in-depth physiological problem such as whether the cutaneous nerve contains sympathetic fibers that innervate its accompanying vessels has never been explored. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dissection was first performed on three rabbits. In another 22 rabbits, two rabbits undergoing no surgery were used as the normal control group...
December 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
Diogo Casal, Diogo Pais, Eduarda Mota-Silva, Giovanni Pelliccia, Inês Iria, Paula A Videira, Maria Manuel Mendes, João Goyri-O'Neill, Maria Manuel Mouzinho
There is evidence that nerve flaps are superior to nerve grafts for bridging long nerve defects. Moreover, arterialized neurovenous flaps (ANVFs) have multiple potential advantages over traditional nerve flaps in this context. This paper describes a case of reconstruction of a long defect of the ulnar artery and nerve with an arterialized neurovenous free flap and presents a literature review on this subject. A 16-year-old boy sustained a stab wound injury to the medial aspect of the distal third of his right forearm...
November 2, 2017: Microsurgery
Kuldeep Singh, Rajesh Rohilla, Raj Singh, Sarita Singh, Bikramjit Singh, Milind Tanwar
BACKGROUND: Due to precarious blood supply, skin coverage for defects of leg, heel, dorsum of foot and the ankle has been a complicated task for plastic surgeons & orthopaedic surgeons. The present study aimed to prospectively evaluate the outcome of distally based sural flap for coverage of defects distal third of leg, ankle & foot. METHODS: In this study 15 patients with soft tissue defects on distal third of leg in (n=2), heel (n=4), medial malleolus (n=3), lateral malleolus (n=1), Achillis tendon (n=2), anterior ankle (n=2) and in dorsum of foot (n=1) were operated for coverage of defect by distally based sural flap...
July 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
Sham Persaud, Anthony Chesser, Ryan Pereira, Adrianne Ross
The sural flap procedure is a versatile technique that can be used to cover many types of defects about the lower extremity. The management of soft tissue defects of the lower extremity with underlying osteomyelitis is difficult. The goal for any of these patients is to create a biomechanically stable foot for weight-bearing purposes with no continued infection. Data were gathered using multiple databases from the years 2000 to 2016. Data were compiled looking at the number of subjects, age, comorbidities, number of complications, number of failures, and average flap size of complications/failures...
December 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Koh Khai Luen, Wan Azman Wan Sulaiman
Sensate, durable heel pad reconstruction is challenging. The present study assessed the functional outcomes after heel pad reconstruction using various flap techniques at our institution. From June 2011 to June 2016 (5-year period), 7 consecutive patients underwent heel pad reconstruction for various etiologies, with 3 microvascular free flaps (42.9%; 2 musculocutaneous flaps [66.7%] and 1 contralateral medial plantar flap [33.3%]) and 4 local pedicle flaps (57.1%; 3 instep medial plantar artery flaps [75.0%] and 1 distally based reverse sural flap [25...
September 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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