Reconstruction of soft tissue defects about the great toe

J Foot Surg. 1988 Mar-Apr;27(2):116-20.


Successful reconstruction of soft tissue defects about the great toe require careful consideration. Principles that must be evaluated prior to wound coverage include biomechanics of the hallux and location of tissue loss with regard to plantar weightbearing. This is important in order to acquire a functional as well as cosmetically acceptable outcome. Therefore, two examples are presented in this discussion to illustrate these principles.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Amputation / methods
  • Female
  • Hallux / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methods
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications / surgery
  • Surgical Flaps*