Free flap reconstruction of the lower back and posterior pelvis: Indications principles, and techniques

G. D. Harris, V. L. Lewis, D. J. Nagle, R. J. Edelson, P. S. Kim

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Abstract

Reconstructive microsurgery can be successfully applied to major defects of the lower back and posterior pelvis. When present, the superior and inferior gluteal vessels can be excellent free flap recipient vessels. However, if they are absent as a result of trauma or tumor ablation, a wrist carrier can be used to transfer large blocks of tissue in a staged procedure. Five patients are presented with challenging defects for which these techniques were used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-178
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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