Simultaneous soft tissue coverage of both medial and lateral ankle wounds: Sural and rotational flap coverage after revision fixation in an infected diabetic ankle fracture

Andrew P. Schannen, Kaoru Goshima, Leonard Daniel Latt, Gregory L. DeSilva

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 28 2014

Keywords

  • Distal leg soft tissue coverage
  • Fasciocutaneous flap
  • Sural flap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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