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Tip anchor flap in decubital surgery

Erba, P. and di Summa, P. G. and Raffoul, W. and Schaefer, D. J. and Kalbermatten, D. F.. (2011) Tip anchor flap in decubital surgery. Aesthetic plastic surgery, Vol. 35, H. 6. pp. 1133-1136.

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Abstract

Anchoring a flap remains a key procedure in decubital surgery because a flap needs to be stable against shearing forces. This allows an early mobilization and undisturbed primary wound healing. This study evaluated a uniform group of eight paraplegic patients with sacral decubital ulcers and covered the lesions using gluteal rotation flaps with a deepithelialized tip to anchor the flap subcutaneously on the contralateral ischial tuber. Initial wound healing and recurrence after one year were evaluated. All but one flap showed uneventful wound healing, and all the flaps presented without any signs of recurrence or instability. The authors suggest that sufficient anchoring using a deepithelialized part of the flap helps to integrate and stabilize sacral rotation flaps.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Bewegungsapparat und Integument
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Bewegungsapparat und Integument
03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Bewegungsapparat und Integument > Plastische, rekonstruktive, ästhetische und Handchirurgie (Schaefer)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Bewegungsapparat und Integument > Plastische, rekonstruktive, ästhetische und Handchirurgie (Schaefer)
UniBasel Contributors:Schaefer, Dirk Johannes and Kalbermatten, Daniel F.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0364-216X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:27 Feb 2014 15:45
Deposited On:27 Feb 2014 15:45

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