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Reliability of distally based sural flap in elderly patients: comparison between elderly and young patients in a single center
Background Reconstructions the soft-tissue defects of the distal lower extremities in the elderly patients (≥ 60 years old) are full of challenges because of many comorbidities. The purpose of this study was to report the clinical application of the distally based sural flap in the elderly patients, and to verify the reliability of this flap in the elderly patients. Methods Between March of 2005 and December of 2019, 53 patients aged over 60-year-old and 55 patients aged 18 to 30-year-old whodoi:10.1186/s12893-021-01175-6 pmid:33775250 fatcat:zofkucchevfw5dvqkh53iwwepe