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Distally based dorsalis pedis island flap for a distal lateral electric burn of the big toe.

Authors
  • Governa, M
  • Barisoni, D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Burns
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1996
Volume
22
Issue
8
Pages
641–643
Identifiers
PMID: 8982547
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Reconstruction of the small defects in the distal portion of the foot has always represented a difficult problem. A case of a young man with a deep electric burn of the distal lateral side of the big toe successfully treated with a distally based dorsalis pedis island flap based on the first dorsal metatarsal artery (FDMA) is presented. The donor site area of the dorsum of the foot was grafted, and deambulation was reassumed 3 weeks later. Advantages; limits and anatomical consideration regarding the viability of the flap are also discussed.

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