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2022 Jul

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open



Reconstruction of Chopart’s Amputation Stump with the Osteomusculocutaneous Latissimus Dorsi-Rib Flap.


Trung V T, Nha T M, Bay H V
Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2022 Jul; 10(7):e4422.
PMID: 35923985.


We present an original technique for reconstruction of the right forefoot after Chopart's amputation. The case report was of a 20-year-old man who was a nonsmoker without comorbidities. He was referred to our department because of equinus deformity, pain, and prominence of the cuboid under the skin, leading to chronic ulceration at the stump. We performed flow through free latissimus dorsi flap including the eighth and tenth ribs to reconstruct the stump. Results were assessed at 18 months after operation, showing good stability and normal functional outcome of the foot. The patient is satisfied with the results achieved.