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An intractable plantar ulcer of the great toe was successfully covered with a distally based island first dorsal metatarsal artery flap. Common dorsal digital veins served as venous drainage for the flap. The results show that this flap can be used as a reliable alternative to conventional techniques to repair a distal foot defect.
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Accepted: March 25, 1993
Received: November 23, 1992
© 1993 The British Association of Plastic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc.