Free rectus abdominis muscle flap with plantar skin graft - A combined method of aesthetic and functional reconstruction of the heel

Karacalar A., Ozbek S., Ozcan M.

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY AND HAND SURGERY, vol.38, no.4, pp.248-249, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


A 16-year-old girl presented with a contusion of the left calcaneus that was treated by combined free rectus abdominis muscle flap and plantar skin graft. The main advantages of this procedure are that it replaces weight-bearing skin of the heel with histologically similar skin from the instep, and the fibrofatty pad of the heel with muscle; it provides a good cosmetic result in the heel, and the scars of the donor site are well-hidden.