Publications by authors named "Yemenlehan Bahesutihan"

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[Application of free transverse gracilis myocutaneous flap for soft tissue defects of foot and ankle].

Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 2022 Jun;36(6):766-769

Department of Trauma and Microreconstructive Surgery, Orthopaedic Center, the First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi Xinjiang, 830054, P. R. China.

Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of free transverse gracilis myocutaneous flap for soft tissue defects of foot and ankle.

Methods: Between January 2017 and December 2020, 16 cases (17 feet) of soft tissue defects of foot and ankle were repaired with free transverse gracilis myocutaneous flaps. There were 10 males and 6 females, with an average age of 38 years (range, 23-60 years). There were 9 cases of left foot, 6 cases of right foot, and 1 case of bilateral feet. The causes of soft tissue defect were traffic accident injury in 3 cases, heavy object smash injury in 4 cases, machine injury in 3 cases, infection in 4 cases, electrical burn in 1 case, and synovial sarcoma after operation in 1 case. The wounds located at the distal plantar in 2 cases (2 feet), the heel and ankle in 6 cases (6 feet), the dorsum of the foot in 7 cases (8 feet), and the first metatarsophalangeal joint to the medial malleolus in 1 case (1 foot). The size of wounds ranged from 6 cm×5 cm to 18 cm×7 cm. The size of flap ranged from 11 cm×6 cm to 21 cm×9 cm. The donor site was sutured directly.

Results: After operation, 1 case (1 foot) of flap vascular crisis, 1 case (1 foot) of partial necrosis of the flap, and 1 case of partial dehiscence of the incision at donor site occurred, all of which healed after symptomatic treatment. The other flaps survived, and the incisions at donor and recipient sites healed by first intention. All patients were followed up 12-36 months (mean, 24 months). Except for 1 case (1 foot) of swollen flap, which underwent two-stage trimming, the other flaps had good shape and texture. All the flaps had a protective feeling. At last follow-up, Kofoed scores of foot and ankle function ranged from 73 to 98 (mean, 89.7); 13 cases were excellent, 2 cases were good, and 1 case was poor, with an excellent and good rate of 93.8%. Linear scar was formed at the donor site without adverse effect on lower limb function.

Conclusion: The free transverse gracilis myocutaneous flap is an effective flap for repairing large soft tissue defects of foot and ankle due to its advantages of large excisable area, less variation of vascular anatomy, and concealment of donor site.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.7507/1002-1892.202202065DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9240836PMC
June 2022

Treatment outcome of tardy ulnar nerve palsy associated with traumatic cubitus valgus by supracondylar shortening wedge rotary osteotomy and ulnar nerve in situ tension release.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2022 Apr 20;23(1):369. Epub 2022 Apr 20.

Department of Trauma and Microreconstructive Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.

Background: Tardy ulnar nerve palsy is a common late complication of traumatic cubitus valgus. At present, the treatment of tardy ulnar nerve palsy associated with traumatic cubitus valgus is still controversial, whether these two problems can be corrected safely and effectively in one operation is still unclear. To investigate the supracondylar shortening wedge rotary osteotomy combined with in situ tension release of the ulnar nerve in the treatment of tardy ulnar nerve palsy associated with traumatic cubitus valgus.

Methods: Between 2012 and 2019, 16 patients who had traumatic cubitus valgus deformities with tardy ulnar nerve palsy were treated with simultaneous supracondylar shortening wedge rotary osteotomy and ulnar nerve in situ tension release. we compared a series of indicators of preoperative and postoperative follow-up for at least 24 months, (1) elbow range of motion; (2) the radiographic correction of the preoperative and postoperative humerus-elbow-wrist angles; (3) the static two-point discrimination and grip strength; and (4) the preoperative and postoperative DASH scores of upper limb function. The minimum follow-up was 24 months postoperative (mean, 33 months; range, 24 ~ 44 months).

Results: The mean ROM was improved from 107 ° preoperatively to 122 ° postoperatively (P = 0.001). The mean preoperative elbow wrist angle was 24.6 °, and the mean postoperative humerus-elbow wrist angle was 12.1 ° (P < 0.001). The average grip strength and static two-point discrimination improved from 21 kgf and 8 mm to 28 kgf and 4.0 mm (P < 0.001 and P < 0.001, respectively). The ulnar nerve symptoms were improved in all patients except one. The mean HASH score improved from 29 to 16 (P < 0.001).

Conclusion: Supracondylar shortening wedge rotary osteotomy combined with in situ tension release of ulnar nerve is an effective method for the treatment of traumatic cubitus valgus with tardy ulnar nerve palsy, which restored the normal biomechanical characteristics of the affected limb and improved the elbow joint function.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12891-022-05324-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9022348PMC
April 2022
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