ISSN ONLINE: 2558-815X
ISSN PRINT: 1584-9244
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Distally based fasciocutaneous sural flap for soft tissue covering of an open neglected tibial fracture: case presentation

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ABSTRACT

Open fractures are orthopedic emergencies that require immediate surgical intervention in order to provide fracture stabilization and to prevent development of osteitis. We present the case of a 33-years-old patient presented in our clinic for a type IIIB neglected open fracture of the distal tibia. We used external fixation for fracture stabilization and a distal based fasciocutaneous sural flap for covering the wound. The purpose was to obtain union of the tibia and reducing the risk of infection. The results at 6 months are good, but the patient needs to be closely followed in time.

Keywords: open tibial fracture, soft tissue defect, external fixation, sural flap.

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Florin GROSEANU
University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Department of Orthopedics, Clinical Emergency Hospital St. Pantelimon, Bucharest, Romania
Address: 340-342 Pantelimon Boulevard, 2nd District, Bucharest, Romania
E-mail: drgroseanuflorin@yahoo.com; Phone 0723181062

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Groseanu F, Moraru R, Budica C, Socea B, Soare G, Cristea S. Distally based fasciocutaneous sural flap for soft tissue covering of an open neglected tibial fracture: case presentation. Arch Balk Med Union. 2020;55(1):159-162. https://doi.org/10.31688/ABMU.2020.55.1.20