Role of Free Iliac Crest Flap in Heel and Ankle Reconstruction
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Treatment of extensive traumatic acute bone defects or sequela in heel or ankle poses a formidable challenge for the reconstructive surgeon. These defects can be treated with the vascularized iliac crest transfer. The purpose of this study is to assess the reliability and the long-term outcomes of free iliac crest flap transfer for these indications.
Condition or disease
Procedure: Reconstructive surgery
Thirteen patients were included in this study. Data was collected retrospectively from the patient records. The study design included three outcome measures to assess the clinical long-term outcomes. These were the Visual Analogue Scale Foot and Ankle (VAS FA), the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), and the 15-dimensions (15D) health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instrument. The data was collected with postal approach and a written informed consent obtained from the seven participants.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Thirteen men patients with acute defects or sequela in the heel or ankle treated with the vascularized iliac crest transfer.
Patients with acute defects or sequela in the heel or ankle treated with the vascularized iliac crest transfer.
1) Patients without treatment with the vascularized iliac crest transfer,
Exclusion criteria for the cross-sectional assessment: