Donor Site Results

Harvest of the second toe leaves the most aesthetic results and nearly imperceptible functional loss. Combined second and third toe transfers result in increased load on the great toe and heel, however patients rarely complain of any functional abnormality. The hallux has the prominent weight bearing function and when harvested, the second and third metatarsal heads bear the load. Frykman found that patients were able to walk and run without difficulty.11 These results show that functional loss in the foot should not be a consideration in regard to surgical options, providing that the donor site dissection is carefully planned and executed.

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