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Several types of gluteus maximus musculocutaneous flaps for closure of sacral decubitus ulcer — refinements in design

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The selection of gluteus maximus musculocutaneous flaps and the appropriate designs of such flaps are described. These flaps are based on either the superior gluteal pedicle or the inferior gluteal pedicle. Knowledge of the pedicle's position in relation to the skin surface is essential for correct design of the flap. We have treated 34 cases of sacral decubitus ulcer in which we have accomplished reconstruction with various types of gluteus maximus musculocutaneous flaps. Four representative cases are presented.

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Yanai, A., Kosaka, Y. & Teraoka, A. Several types of gluteus maximus musculocutaneous flaps for closure of sacral decubitus ulcer — refinements in design. Eur J Plast Surg 14, 157–163 (1991). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00734416

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Key words

  • Gluteus maximus
  • Musculocutaneous flap
  • Decubitus ulcer