Distally Based Sural Fasciocutaneous Flap in the Management of Foot, Ankle, and Lower Third of the Leg Soft Tissue Defects: A Retrospective Study in the National Burn Center and Plastic Surgery of Morocco

Amine El Harti *

Department of National Burn Center and Plastic Surgery, CHU Ibn Rochd, Faculté de Médecine et Pharmacie de Casablanca, Hassan 2 University, Morocco.

Sara Sabur

Department of National Burn Center and Plastic Surgery, CHU Ibn Rochd, Faculté de Médecine et Pharmacie de Casablanca, Hassan 2 University, Morocco.

Mohamed Benkhaldoune

Department of National Burn Center and Plastic Surgery, CHU Ibn Rochd, Faculté de Médecine et Pharmacie de Casablanca, Hassan 2 University, Morocco.

Ahlam Youssfi

Department of National Burn Center and Plastic Surgery, CHU Ibn Rochd, Faculté de Médecine et Pharmacie de Casablanca, Hassan 2 University, Morocco.

Sarah Karti

Department of National Burn Center and Plastic Surgery, CHU Ibn Rochd, Faculté de Médecine et Pharmacie de Casablanca, Hassan 2 University, Morocco.

Mounia Diouri

Department of National Burn Center and Plastic Surgery, CHU Ibn Rochd, Faculté de Médecine et Pharmacie de Casablanca, Hassan 2 University, Morocco.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Reconstruction of soft tissue defects in the lower extremities, especially in the regions of the foot, ankle, and lower third of the leg, presents significant challenges due to the complex vascular anatomy and limited tissue availability. The racket flap distally based sural fasciocutaneous flap has emerged as a valuable option for addressing these challenging defects. This retrospective study, conducted at the National Burn Center and Department of Plastic Surgery in Casablanca, Morocco, reports on the outcomes of 9 cases where this technique was utilized. We aim to share our experiences and assess the reliability and effectiveness of the distally based sural fasciocutaneous flap in the management of lower limb soft tissue defects.

Keywords: Neuro fasciocutaneous, sural flap, reverse sural flap, soft tissue defect, foot defect, ankle defect, leg defect


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Harti , Amine El, Sara Sabur, Mohamed Benkhaldoune, Ahlam Youssfi, Sarah Karti, and Mounia Diouri. 2023. “Distally Based Sural Fasciocutaneous Flap in the Management of Foot, Ankle, and Lower Third of the Leg Soft Tissue Defects: A Retrospective Study in the National Burn Center and Plastic Surgery of Morocco”. Asian Journal of Orthopaedic Research 6 (2):104-12. https://journalajorr.com/index.php/AJORR/article/view/176.

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