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Reconstruction of a Traumatic Transmetatarsal Amputation with Use of a Latissimus Dorsi Free Tissue Transfer and the Ilizarov TechniqueA Case Report
Hangama C. Fayaz, MD, PhD1; Michael Yaremchuk, MD1; Jesse B. Jupiter, MD1
1 Hand and Upper Extremity Service, Departments of Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Yawkey Center, Suite 2100, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114. E-mail address for J.B. Jupiter: jjupiter1@partners.org
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Disclosure: The authors did not receive any outside funding or grants in support of their research for or preparation of this work. Neither they nor a member of their immediate families received payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity.

Investigation performed at the Hand and Upper Extremity Service, Departments of Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Copyright ©2010 American Society for Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2010 Feb 01;92(2):459-464. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.H.00505
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Many protocols have been established to treat the sequelae of severe lower extremity trauma. These include early aggressive and repeated débridement of necrotic tissue, soft-tissue coverage with local muscle flaps or free muscle transfers1-3, and staged skeletal reconstruction4-8 of bone defects.
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