Reconstruction of a Traumatic Transmetatarsal Amputation with Use of a Latissimus Dorsi Free Tissue Transfer and the Ilizarov Technique

Fayaz, Hangama C.; Yaremchuk, Michael; Jupiter, Jesse B.
February 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Feb2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 2, p459
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of an 18-year-old girl injured by a train when she was 16 and had wound débridement, foot amputation, and split-thickness skin graft. She has experienced persistent pain after a chronic breakdown of skin graft developed. Two-stage reconstruction was performed to the patient, which include a débridement of the former skin graft and coverage of the defect with a free latissimus dorsi muscle transfer, and a midfoot lengthening using Ilizarov method.


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