Sural flap delay procedure: a preliminary report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Over the last decade, the sural flap has been popularized as a suitable alternative to free-tissue transfer for soft-tissue coverage of the lower extremity. However, flap failure rates may be increased especially if patients have certain risk factors, such as age over 40 years, peripheral artery disease, venous insufficiency, diabetes mellitus, and others. This article describes a sural flap delay procedure to avoid flap necrosis in this potentially "high-risk" patient population.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Erdmann, D; Gottlieb, N; Humphrey, JS; Le, TC; Bruno, W; Levin, LS

Published Date

  • May 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 54 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 562 - 565

PubMed ID

  • 15838221

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-7043

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States