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Reconstruction of Postburn Scar Contracture of the Sole Using the Medialis Pedis Free Flap
Journal of Korean Burn Society 2021;24(2):74-76
Published online December 1, 2021
© 2021 Journal of Korean Burn Society.

Jae Hyun Kim, M.D., Jong Min Choi, M.D.1, Chan Min Chung, M.D., Ph.D.1 and Myong Chul Park, M.D., Ph.D.1

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hallym Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Korea
Correspondence to: 정찬민, 경기도 안양시 동안구 관평로 170번길 22 ㉾ 14068, 한림대학교 성심병원 성형외과
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Received October 19, 2021; Revised November 16, 2021; Accepted November 17, 2021.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Postburn scar contracture of sole can cause musculoskeletal deformity, restricted range of motion, and decreased quality of life. It is very important to exhibit similar characteristics of the sole when reconstructing the sole because it has to resist shearing force and weight bearing. In this case, we performed medialis pedis free flap for the postburn scar contracture of the sole and the flap survived without complication. The patient satisfied with functional and aesthetic outcomes. Medialis pedis free flap, which is harvested adjacent to the sole, can show similar characteristic of the sole and maintain adequate contour. Moreover, this flap can be harvested without sacrifice of major vessel or nerve. Due to these advantages, medialis pedis free flap can be an ideal option for the reconstruction of the sole.
Keywords : Postburn contracture, Medialis pedis free flap, Sole

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