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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 648683, 4 pages
Case Report

Treatment of Chronic Posttraumatic Leg Injury Using Autologous Fat Graft

1U.O.C. Chirurgia Plastica, IRCCS Multimedica, Università Degla Studi di Milano, Sesto San Giovanni, 20089 Rozzano, Milano, Italy
2U.O. Chirurgia Plastica 2, Dipartimento di Medicina Traslazionale, Università Degli Studi di Milano e IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, 20089 Rozzano, Milano, Italy

Received 20 September 2012; Accepted 6 December 2012

Academic Editor: Jeffrey C. Wang

Copyright © 2012 Fabio Caviggioli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present the results obtained in a case of a 20-year-old Caucasian woman with a posttraumatic injury “hard-to-heal” of the left leg treated using autologous fat graft. Considering our experience in treatment of chronic posttraumatic ulcers by autologous fat graft, we decided to use this surgical technique to induce a regenerative effect in this young patient. We have had complete wound closure with only a single surgical procedure after 1 month; after the second intervention of autologous fat graft we observed an improvement in the quality of the scar tissue. The patient satisfaction was excellent. The results were long lasting and remained virtually unchanged after 1 year.