The Distally Based Susperficial Sural Artery Flap : Experience in Lampang Regional Hospital

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Adirek Treyasorasai


Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of distally based superficial sural artery flap in treating the defects of lower leg, ankle and heel.

Patients & Methods: The medical records of patients with leg, ankle and heel defects undergoing reconstructive surgery using the distally based superficial sural artery flaps at Lampang Regional Hospital between January 1998 and December 2001 were reviewd.

Result: During the study period, 15 patients underwent such reconstructive surgery for soft tissue defects due to trauma (9) , open fractures (2) and chronic ulcers (4). The defects were in non weight bearing heels, and distal tibial areas in 5, 2 and 3 patients, respectively. The average time of the operation was 60 minutes. Three patients developed minor flap complications, i.e. partial necrosis, venous congestion, and superficial infection. Overall, all 15 flap is a feasible reconstructive procedure for treating the defects lower leg, ankle and heel.


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Treyasorasai, A. . (2022). The Distally Based Susperficial Sural Artery Flap : Experience in Lampang Regional Hospital. Lampang Medical Journal, 28(1), 63–70. Retrieved from
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