Long term follow up of a vascularized osteocutaneous free flap for reconstruction in charcot neuroarthropathy

Olivia A. Abbate, Chrisovalantis Lakhiani, David E. Janhofer, Tammer Elmarsafi, Caitlin S. Zarick, James P. Higgins, Michael V. Defazio, Karen K. Evans

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Abstract

Vascularized osteocutaneous free flaps have seen increasing use in foot and ankle surgery for the repair of bony defects secondary to chronic nonunion, osteomyelitis, and fractures. One example is the Medial Femoral Condyle (MFC) Flap. The utility of the MFC flap for the repair of a bony defect in a diabetic patient, however, has yet to be explored. We report the long-term results of a case describing the use of an MFC flap to reconstruct an osseous defect resulting from first metatarsophalangeal joint resection in a diabetic patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-183
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of plastic surgery
Volume82
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

Keywords

  • Charcot
  • Charcot neuroarthropathy
  • bone flap
  • bone graft
  • diabetes
  • flap
  • free flap
  • free tissue transfer
  • medial femoral condyle
  • osteomyelitis
  • ulcer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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