A salvage strategy for heel pad degloving injury: A case report

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Abstract

Case:

A 50-year-old female experienced a crush injury to the foot resulting in open degloving of her heel pad. This study details a surgical strategy to achieve healing and limb salvage.

Conclusion:

Heel pad injuries with degloving are difficult to salvage and have a poor prognosis. Amputation is often the only therapeutic option, unless part of the blood supply to the heel pad is intact, rendering limb salvage a possibility.

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