Ann Plast Surg 2021 Mar 18. Epub 2021 Mar 18.
From the Department of Orthopedics, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Key Laboratory of Orthopedics of Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou Department of Orthopedics, Ningbo Hangzhou Bay Hospital, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China Joseph M. Still Burn and Reconstructive Center, Jackson, MS.
Background: The purpose of this study was to compare the reconstructive outcomes of soft-tissue defects around foot and ankle with local or free flaps and attempt to provide an optimal strategy for these patients in comparison with the conventional guidelines.
Methods: A retrospective review of all continuous patients with foot and ankle reconstruction using different flaps from 2010 to 2018 was performed. Based on the flap types, the patients were divided into 2 groups: local flap group and free flap group. Read More