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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 112-4

Rotation fasciocutaneous flap for neglected club feet--a new technique.

Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Parel, Mumbai, India., India

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H H D'Souza
Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Parel, Mumbai, India.
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PMID: 0009715312

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Skin necrosis and wound problems complicate surgical release of severe neglected clubfoot. This is primarily due to excessive tension on the skin edges and a poor understanding of abnormal vascular anatomy in clubfoot. We report a technique of primary skin closure using a local rotation fasciocutaneous flap using the conventional posteromedial skin incision (Turco). Primary uncomplicated wound healing was achieved within 2 weeks in all 16 rigid and neglected clubfeet (1-7 years) operated by this technique. This flap is scientifically logical, technically easy and ensures primary wound healing.


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