Sural Flap Application in Three Cases with Foot and Tarsal Soft Tissue Defect and Review of Literature

Basaran S. H. , Bilgili M. G. , Tanriverdi B., Ercin E., Baca E., Kural C.

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF BAKIRKOY, cilt.12, ss.151-156, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5350/btdmjb201612310
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.151-156


Tendons and bones often remain uncovered due to thin subcutaneous tissues in foot and tarsal injuries. Several methods have been described to close these defects. In this study, we assessed the treatment results of the four extremities of the three patients to which we applied reverse-flow neurocutaneous sural flap in covering the vital tissues which remain uncovered based on post traumatic foot and tarsal cutaneous and subcutaneous soft tissue losses with literature. Reverse-flow neurocutaneous sural flap is a preferred method in covering vital tissues particularly in tarsal and heel areas because it is easy, highly effective with low donor site morbidity and complication rates.