Near Total Calcanectomy with Rotational Flap Closure of Large Decubitus Heel Ulcerations Complicated by Calcaneal Osteomyelitis
The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, 08/08/2012
Boffeli TJ et al. – A case series is presented of 3 patients with differing locations or “zones” of heel decubitus ulceration with acute osteomyelitis. A description of the preferred flap choice, given the zone of the ulceration, is demonstrated, as are the surgical principles for the treatment approach. This procedure is an effective option, provided specific principles are followed to achieve complete wound coverage and minimize pressure points both when in bed and when walking.