Journal article

Lateral supramalleolar flap in reconstruction of pressure ulcers in patients with spinal cord injury

Eric Sham, Wai-Ting Choi, Stephen J Flood

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2008

Abstract

Pressure ulcers are a major source of morbidity in patients with spinal cord injury. Soft tissue reconstruction of pressure ulcers around the lateral malleolar region continues to be a challenge. Numerous techniques have been described in the published reports, each with their own limitations. We review our clinical experience with the lateral supramalleolar flap for reconstruction of difficult lateral malleolar pressure ulcers in patients with spinal cord injury. This study is a retrospective review of all patients who underwent this procedure between 1991 and 2005. This fasciocutaneous flap is raised on a peroneal artery perforator as its pedicle, without compromising the three vessels sup..

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