Use of foot fillet flap for knee disarticulation in children with tibial hemimelia

  • Luis Felipe Castro Pinheiro Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4549-8626
  • Rafael Barban Sposeto Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1085-0917
  • Rodrigo Sousa Macedo Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5025-4338
  • Vicente Mazzaro Filho Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4899-9242
Keywords: Ectromelia, Surgical flaps, Disarticulation

Abstract

Tibial hemimelia is a rare disease characterized by the absence or hypoplasia of the tibia. Because of the difficulties of reconstruction due to joint involvement in more severe cases, knee disarticulation and above-knee amputations are a treatment option. We report the case of a patient treated with knee disarticulation amputation and pedicled foot fillet flap. Level of Evidence V; Therapeutic Studies; Expert Opinion.

Published
30-06-2019
How to Cite
Pinheiro, L. F., Sposeto, R., Macedo, R., & Mazzaro Filho, V. (2019). Use of foot fillet flap for knee disarticulation in children with tibial hemimelia. Scientific Journal of the Foot & Ankle, 13(2), 179-183. https://doi.org/10.30795/scijfootankle.2019.v13.929