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Plantar Foot Donor Site as a Harvest of a Split-thickness Skin Graft.
Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
  • Ronald Belczyk, University of Texas Health Science - San Antonio
  • John J Stapleton, DPM,, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Peter A Blume
  • Thomas Zgonis
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The authors present a minimally invasive procedure for harvesting a split thickness skin graft (STSG) from the plantar surface of the foot. This is another option to consider for soft tissue reconstruction of diabetic foot wounds to help restore form and function and to prevent amputation. The authors do not recommend this technique for all soft tissue wounds of the toes and plantar aspect of the foot but believe it is a viable option for selected small diabetic foot wounds that may benefit from a STSG.
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Belczyk, R., Stapleton, J. J., Blume, P. A., & Zgonis, T. (2009). Plantar foot donor site as a harvest of a split-thickness skin graft. Clinics In Podiatric Medicine And Surgery, 26(3), 493. doi:10.1016/j.cpm.2009.04.003