Distally Based Sural Flap in Children: Reliability Technique


  •   A. Benjelloun

  •   N. Belmoudden

  •   M. Habla

  •   M. Benkhaldoun

  •   A. Elharti

  •   M. Diouri


The distally based sural flap often poses the problem of venous suffering that can lead to necrosis. We present a reconstruction of a loss of substance of the ankle in a 6 years old child, using a distal pedicle sural flap, made reliable by a racket like flap method, which reduces the risk of vascular complications and led to good integration of the flap, with a good functional result. Nevertheless, the aesthetic sequelae remain significant.

Keywords: Children, reliability, sural flap, technique


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A. Grandjean, C. Romana and F. Fitoussi, “Distally based sural flap for ankle and foot coverage in children,” Rev Chir Ortho Traumato 101, 175-176, 2015.


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Benjelloun, A., Belmoudden, N., Habla, M., Benkhaldoun, M., Elharti, A., & Diouri, M. (2021). Distally Based Sural Flap in Children: Reliability Technique. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 3(5), 29–31. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2021.3.5.1015

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