Leg Implant Exposure
Exposure of orthopaedic implants before fracture union is quite frequent in clinical practice. Internal fixating devices, such as intramedullary (IM) nails and plates and screws very often get exposed due to edematous and traumatized skin and soft tissue, which do not tolerate the added surgical insult. Closure of skin incisions under tension also results in tissue necrosis. To facilitate the process of osteosynthesis unhindered, it is very crucial to provide reliable and well-vascularized skin and soft-tissue cover.