Healing of Posterior Transverse Ankle Incision with Medial Fasciocutaneous Flap for Club Foot Surgery
Background: This is a report of healing of posterior transverse ankle incision with medial fasciocutaneous flap of twenty seven club feet in twenty one patients.
Study Design: Prospective longitudinal study design was used.
Sample size: There were 21 patients with 27 club feet.
Targeted Population: All the patients with club foot deformity presented in outpatients Department of Orthopedics Surgery and Traumatology Unit-I, King Edward Medical University/ Mayo Hospital Lahore were included in this study.
Results: There were 15 males and 6 females. Among 21 patients six had bilateral club foot deformity. The mean length of follow up was six months. All the feet were regularly evaluated during this period in terms of wound healing, appearance of scar and correction of the deformity. At the end of follow up, majority of wound healed satisfactorily, scar was cosmetically acceptable and the deformity was fully corrected.
Conclusion: According to this study, Posterior transverse ankle incision with medial fasciocutaneous flap is the most suitable incision for club foot surgery.
Key Words: Club foot surgery.
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