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Wurzer, P; Eberl, R; Kamolz, LP; Parvizi, D; Rappl, T; Spendel, S.
Aesthetically and functionally satisfying reconstruction of an Achilles tendon and overlying skin defect in a 15 year old girl: a case report.
Burns. 2015; 41(2):e1-e3 Doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2014.06.004 (- Case Report)
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Führende Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Wurzer Paul
Co-Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Eberl Robert
Kamolz Lars-Peter
Parvizi Daryousch
Rappl Thomas
Spendel Stephan

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Achilles tendon and overlying soft tissue reconstruction presents an interdisciplinary challenge. In the literature many possible procedures are described, but each reconstruction in this region has its specific demands. Single stage reconstruction is normally pursued, but it is not always the best procedure for the patient, either aesthetically or functionally. We present a case of a 15 year old girl who suffered a soft tissue defect of 10cm×6cm in size at the area of the Achilles tendon due to a contact burn by an exhaust pipe during a motorcycle accident. For this case, reconstruction of the soft tissue defect using a free temporoparietal fascial flap (TPFF) and a full-thickness skin autograft was the best means to provide a satisfying result for both the patient and the surgeon. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd and ISBI. All rights reserved.
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Achilles Tendon - injuries Achilles Tendon - surgery
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Ankle Injuries - surgery
Burns - surgery
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Reconstructive Surgical Procedures - methods
Rupture - surgery
Soft Tissue Injuries - surgery
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