The ischium is the most common site for recurrence of pressure sores in the paraplegic population. Successful reconstruction of these wounds depends on the total excision of ulcer, soft tissue debris, bony prominence, and the durability of the soft tissue repair. The V-Y gluteus maximus musculocutaneous flap based on the inferior gluteal vessels can be advanced medially, deepithelialized, and buried to fill large, deep soft tissue ischial wounds. Local rotational flaps close the superficial wound. This buried flap, although not previously described, is useful for the reconstruction of large ischiopubic pressure sores initially or at the time of recurrence.
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