The tensor fascia lata V-Y retroposition flap

V. L. Lewis, B. L. Cunningham, N. E. Hugo

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Abstract

The design of the tensor fascia lata myocutaneous flap can be modified, allowing its use as a V-Y retroposition flap for treatment of trochanteric pressure ulcers. This technique eliminates the rotation point, puts the thickest portion of the flap over the defect, and obviates the need for skin grafts. It has been successfully employed to treat 11 trochanteric pressure ulcers in 10 patients in the past two years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-37
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of plastic surgery
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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