Reconstruction of Lower Extremity Wounds Using Perforator Flaps

Devinder P. Singh, Michael B. Brewer, Ronald P. Silverman

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Abstract

Perforator flaps are the latest development in the evolution of tissue transfer. The use of perforator flaps in reconstruction of lower extremity wounds is reviewed. The history, development, advantages, disadvantages, and classification of perforator flaps are discussed. Specific perforator flaps are described, along with their use in reconstructing the lower extremity. Future directions of lower extremity reconstruction may involve flap thinning, compound perforator flaps, or supermicrosurgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-116
Number of pages9
JournalTechniques in Orthopaedics
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2009

Keywords

  • ALT
  • DIEP
  • IGAP
  • Lower extremity reconstruction
  • Perforator flaps
  • SGAP
  • TAP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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