Extensive soft tissue and osseous defects of the foot are difficult to manage and often result in amputation. Most of these wounds are created by trauma, but other causes, such as infection and malignancy, can create similar defects. A variety of wound management options exist for the treatment of these challenging wounds, including negative pressure wound therapy, autogenous skin grafting, and the use of skin substitutes, as well as internal and external fixation methods. In the present report, we describe the use of a free osteocutaneous radial forearm flap to manage a 10-cm × 5-cm dorsal soft tissue defect and a 2.5-cm second metatarsal diaphyseal defect in an adult male.
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Published online: November 15, 2011
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