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Local flap for open fracture grade IIIB tibia

Mohd Yusof, Nazri and Zulkifly, Ahmad Hafiz and Zakaria@Mohamad, Zamzuri and Che Ahmad, Aminudin (2006) Local flap for open fracture grade IIIB tibia. In: 36th Malaysian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting & 2nd Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Trauma Section Meeting, 1 - 4 June 2006, Sultan's Ballroom II, Le Meridien Hotel.

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Background The tibia can easily be exposed following trauma because of its subcutaneous location. The expose bone needs to be covered to prevent it from becoming desiccated and infected. Local flap are one of the options to solve this problem. It is quite easy to perform and does not required any micro surgical expertise and instrument. Objective: To review the short term outcome of local flap for open grade IIB tibia fracture Methodology: A case series of patients with grade IIIB open tibial fracture treated in Hopsital Tengku Ampuan Afzan from 2002 to 2006. The operation and follow up was done by the first author. Results: There were fasciocutaneous flap, 5 muscles flap, 1 muscles combined fasciocutaneous flap and 4 musculocutaneous flap. Eleven flaps healed unevenly. There was superficial flap necrosis, 1 wound breakdown and 1 partial skin graft failure. Conclusion: Local flap is an option for orthopaedic surgeon to cover selected soft tissue defect in the leg. Careful assessment of injury, surgical planning and adhering to surgical principle will ensure good outcome for the patient.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3756/41147
Uncontrolled Keywords: Local Flap, IIB tibia fracture, Fasciocutaneous flap, Muscles flap
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr Aminudin Che Ahmad
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2015 10:01
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2015 10:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/41147

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