Technical details of using sural flap in pes equinovarus surgery: a preliminary report on the technique

Isik D., Ceylan M. F., Guner S., Gokalp M. A., Atik B.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AND TRAUMATOLOGY, vol.22, no.6, pp.521-525, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Pes equinovarus is a congenital disease that can be successfully treated with serial casting and percutaneous achillotomy at the newborn stage in most of the cases. Complex surgical interventions are required for patients presenting at advanced age for correction of this deformity. The main problem encountered in the treatment for neglected pes equinovarus cases is repairing the posteromedial skin defect of the ankle due to surgical correction of this deformity. The sural flap is frequently used in the repair of a number of skin defects on the ankles, although reports on the use of this flap in pes equinovarus surgery are scarce. In this article, the technical details of sural flap application in cases with neglected pes equinovarus and the preliminary results of three extremities treated with this method have been presented.