IN SELECTED FOOT INJURIES, CAN THE AMPUTATION LEVEL BE CHANGED WITH VACUUM ASSISTED WOUND CLOSURE SYSTEM TREATMENT? : A CASE REPORT

Baran Kömür, Mutlu Serhat, Mutlu Harun, Barış Yılmaz, Kaan Erdem, Biçer Elcil Kaya, Özyalçın Halit

Abstract


Foot injuries are frequently seen injury types. Upper and lower extremity injuries with soft tissue defects have a long and difficult treatment period. Early revascularisation is very important in such situations but is not always possible in every case and under all conditions. The case is here presented showing recovery in a different manner to that predicted. The patient had an injury which seemed to require amputation, and with the vacuum assisted wound closure system,  grafting was applied to the wound, then with an appropriate orthosis and rehabilitation, successful preservation of the extremity was completed.

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Foot; Foot injury; Amputation; Amputation level

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15383/jmio.7

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