|[First treatment of distal loss of tissue on lower limbs. About 15 cases].|
|Auteur(s) : Marchaland JP, Bey E, Paranque AR, Ollat D, Boddaert G, Versier G|
Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 2008 Feb;53(1):14-21
Authors: Marchaland JP, Bey E, Paranque AR, Ollat D, Boddaert G, Versier G
Distal extremity of lower limb sustains the complications of loss of tissue: problem of coverage (cutaneous and tendon necrosis, osteoarticular infection. The whole point of the surgery is to fight against the infection by repeated debridments, against the deformations or their correction by early osteosynthesis (pins and external fixation). The coverage is very important in this treatment: either with Vacuum-Assisted Closure (VAC) and skin graft or fasciocutaneous flap. In spite of this management, the after-effects are important although the conservative treatment is the determining factor of satisfaction.
|Source : PMID: 17961899 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]|