Year : 2018  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-11

Leg ulcer in postgastrocnemius flap patient: A case report

1 Department of Surgery, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, Nigeria
2 Department of Plastic Surgery, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria

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Dr. Yusuf O Abdullahi
C/o Surgery Department, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti
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DOI: 10.4103/njps.njps_10_17

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Leg ulcer is a common cause of morbidity and source of social and economic distress, especially among the young and middle aged people. It often results from or associated with venous insufficiency, for which a number of theories have been implicated. Limb elevation and compression bandaging have thus become cornerstones in the management of most leg ulcers. We report a case of a 50-year-old man with leg ulcer and a previous history of ipsilateral gastrocnemius flap. We propose the hypothesis of muscle pump failure as a cause of the leg ulcer.

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