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Abdolrazaghi H, Riyahi A. The Efficiency of Medial Plantar Skin Flap for Reconstructing Heel after Excision of Heel Melanoma. J Arak Uni Med Sci 2016; 19 (4) :89-95
URL: http://jams.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-4115-en.html
1- Department of Hand Surgery, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Occupational Therapy, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran. , Azade.riyahi@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (3797 Views)

Background: This essay reports a case about tissue defect of heel due to melanoma excision.

Patient history: The patient was a man 60 years old with a heel ulcer that had reported malignant melanoma in biopsy. Then the ulcer was done under wide local excision.

Materials and Methods: We should use flap for tissue defect coverage that tendon and heel bone are exposed from it. It seems using skin graft is not useful, because skin graft in persistent contact with shoes will get chronic ulcer. Among different flaps (sural flap or medial plantar flap), we decided to use medial plantar flap. The advantage of this flap is its sensority and low volume.

Conclusion: Conclusion with due attention the results, The meial planter flap, as an efficient method, is adviced to teconstruct heed specially after excision of melanoma.

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Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: Surgery
Received: 2015/12/6 | Accepted: 2016/05/2

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