Value of second metatarsal osteocutaneous free flap in the treatment of forearm defects secondary to gunshot injuries. Report of 28 cases
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The authors report their experience of the secondary treatment of forearm defects secondary to gunshot injuries. The lesions encountered involved both soft tissues and bone. After using classical techniques consisting of fibula or iliac crest osteocutaneous free flaps, they used, whenever possible, a second metatarsal osteocutaneous free flap, which enabled them to conduct a comparative study of these different procedures and they concluded on the superiority of this latter type of flap. Their experience is based on 28 cases, including 16 cases of second metatarsal osteocutaneous free flap.