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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 10 | Page No.: 1401-1404
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2008.1401.1404
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Full-Thickness Skin Avulsion of Right Leg Following Car Accident Trauma

Ahmad Zaghi Hosseinzadeh

The report presents a 24 year-old man who admitted at the orthopedic center with full-thickness skin avulsion of the right leg, due to his leg being caught under the wheel of a truck and subsequently traumatized. The day after injury, plastic and reconstructive surgery consult was done. After thoroughly irrigation, the 20 cm laceration was repaired above the knee. There was full-thickness skin necrosis below the knee down to the dorsal surface of the right leg (atypical form of skin avulsion). Debridment and graft was performed for the first stage. During the second stage, re-grafting was performed and the gasterocnemious flap was transposed to cover the Tibia bone. This study confirms early Plastic and reconstructive surgery consult from the trauma of lower extremities associated with skin lesion.
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Ahmad Zaghi Hosseinzadeh , 2008. Full-Thickness Skin Avulsion of Right Leg Following Car Accident Trauma. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 11: 1401-1404.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2008.1401.1404






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