Microsurgical reconstruction of wide simple and compound foot defects.

  title={Microsurgical reconstruction of wide simple and compound foot defects.},
  author={Fabio Santanelli and Guido Paolini and Francesca Romana Grippaudo},
  journal={Minerva chirurgica},
  volume={57 3},
BACKGROUND A mutilated foot as a result of traumas or resection for tumours or ulcers, is a serious physical and social handicap for the patient, because it impairs deambulation and affects his selfgovernment. The evolution of microsurgical techniques has allowed us to utilize such methods to reconstruct wide simple and composite losses of substance of the foot, usually treated conservatively or radically with amputation and prosthesization. Functional, cosmetic and social outcome has been… CONTINUE READING