Aims: To describe a case of simultaneous medial and lateral soft tissue coverage for exposed orthopaedic implants in the setting of revision fixation of a non-united ankle fracture. This was achieved using a sural flap as well as a propeller flap. Methods: Case report. Results: Both the sural and posterior tibial artery based rotational propeller flap healed without incident. The underlying fracture healed successfully and the patient returned to normal shoe wear. Conclusions: The sural flap in conjunction with the posterior tibial artery based rotational flap is effective in providing simultaneous medial and lateral soft tissue coverage to the ankle.
- Distal leg soft tissue coverage
- Fasciocutaneous flap
- Sural flap
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine