Experiences with fasciocutaneous flaps vs. muscle flaps as a cover of defects of the sole of the foot: analysis of the long-term clinical and functional results

Max V. Meyer-Marcotty, Jürgen Kopp, Karina Sutmöller & Peter M. Vogt
Introduction: Reconstructing foot defects is a great challenge for plastic surgeons. The clinical and functional results (proprioceptive and exteroceptive) have been inconsistent for defect reconstructions on the weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing area of the foot. Moreover, no final conclusion has been reached about the best type of flap to cover the defect on the weight-bearing area of the sole of the foot. It would be desirable to know whether the clinical and functional results and proprioceptive...