J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.  2018 Sep;22(3):127-130. 10.14193/jkfas.2018.22.3.127.

Anterior Lateral Thigh Free Flap and Achilles Tendon Reconstruction Surgery for Contact Dermal Burn of Heel Including Achilles Tendon: A Case Report -Surgical Treatment for Functional Recovery-

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Seoul, Korea. kiga9@hanmail.net

Abstract

A 3rd degree burn on the heel including the Achilles tendon is vulnerable and requires active treatment to improve the functional outcomes. Previously, there have been a few treatments on severe burns, such as amputation, debridement or simple skin graft. The cooperative technique of an anterior lateral thigh flap with Achilles tendon reconstruction can be an innovative procedure that preserves the major arteries. The authors review a case and report the clinical outcome.

Keyword

Achilles tendon; Burns; Reconstructive surgical procedures; Surgical flaps

MeSH Terms

Achilles Tendon*
Amputation
Arteries
Burns*
Debridement
Free Tissue Flaps*
Heel*
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
Skin
Surgical Flaps
Thigh*
Transplants
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