Volume 10

Number 01 January 2020
Sural Flap - A Prospective Study

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Alamgir Adil Samdany1 , Md Abdul Gani Ahsan 2 , Shankar Kumar Roy3

Objective: Soft tissue loss on distal one-third of leg, around ankle and foot is a big problem. There are many options, but each of them has advantages and disadvantages. Sural fasciocutaneous flap is an option for this problem which has excellent results with minimum morbidity.

Methods: Between 2016 and 2020, all patients with open fracture type IIIB on the distal third of the tibia, exposed Achilles tendon, ankle, lateral and medial malleoli or heel reconstruction were performed by sural flap. The flap viability rate and durability of the flap at these sites were evaluated.

Results: Sixteen patients from 15 to 70 years old were included in this study. We obtained excellent result with this type of flap in all the patients and success rate was considered as 100%.

Conclusion: With a few limitations, high success rate and comparative easy operative procedure; sural flap may be a good option for soft tissue loss at distal leg, ankle and foot.

Keywords: Distally based, sural artery flap, reverse flow, fascioneurocutaneous