Advertisement

Simply Local Flaps

  • Michael F. Klaassen
  • Earle Brown
  • Felix Behan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael F. Klaassen, Earle Brown, Felix Behan
      Pages 3-13
    3. Michael F. Klaassen, Earle Brown, Felix Behan
      Pages 15-20
    4. Michael F. Klaassen, Earle Brown, Felix Behan
      Pages 21-29
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Michael F. Klaassen, Earle Brown, Felix Behan
      Pages 33-44
    3. Michael F. Klaassen, Earle Brown, Felix Behan
      Pages 45-64
    4. Michael F. Klaassen, Earle Brown, Felix Behan
      Pages 65-75
    5. Michael F. Klaassen, Earle Brown, Felix Behan
      Pages 77-84
    6. Michael F. Klaassen, Earle Brown, Felix Behan
      Pages 85-108
    7. Michael F. Klaassen, Earle Brown, Felix Behan
      Pages 109-128
    8. Michael F. Klaassen, Earle Brown, Felix Behan
      Pages 129-133
    9. Michael F. Klaassen, Earle Brown, Felix Behan
      Pages 135-140
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Michael F. Klaassen, Earle Brown, Felix Behan
      Pages 143-146
    3. Michael F. Klaassen, Earle Brown, Felix Behan
      Pages 147-159
    4. Michael F. Klaassen, Earle Brown, Felix Behan
      Pages 161-163
  5. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Michael F. Klaassen, Earle Brown, Felix Behan
      Pages 167-171
    3. Michael F. Klaassen, Earle Brown, Felix Behan
      Pages 173-178
    4. Michael F. Klaassen, Earle Brown, Felix Behan
      Pages 179-185
    5. Michael F. Klaassen, Earle Brown, Felix Behan
      Pages 187-194
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 195-202

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a useful framework for categorizing local flaps on the basis of their composition, blood supply, geometry and means of transfer. The initial chapters are dedicated to the fundamentals – the basic procedures, how to get started, and technical tips – as well as advice on wound care and scar management.

These practical pointers are essential for students of plastic surgery, while also offering helpful refreshers for experienced practitioners. The subsequent chapters describe the types of flaps that are traditionally taught and the 10 most common flaps. There is also a practical guide to W-plasty, Z-plasty and their various modifications, which can be applied to both scar revision and the closure of the donor sites. The book also discusses the Keystone Perforator Island Flap (KPIF) and its application to various body sites, offering elegant solutions to some very tricky situations. In turn, the book’s final chapters are focused on assessment, decision-making and

lessons learned – essentially, how to decide if a skin graft is the better choice, matters relating to aesthetics, and dealing with complications.

Rather than demonstrate exactly how to execute flaps, the book’s primary goal is to inspire students and trainees to think about the reconstructive problem, consider all patient-related and anatomical factors, and accurately recognize what can feasibly be achieved.

Keywords

Cutaneous defects Planning Clinical Application Skin Grafts Advancement flap

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael F. Klaassen
    • 1
  • Earle Brown
    • 2
  • Felix Behan
    • 3
  1. 1.New Face Surgery ClinicEpsomNew Zealand
  2. 2.Former Head of Plastic Surgery Unit and former Clinical Director of SurgeryMiddlemore HospitalAucklandNew Zealand
  3. 3.Former Head of Plastic Surgery Unit, Western Hospital, Former Principal Reconstructive Surgeon in Head and Neck ServicePeter MacCallum Cancer CentreMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59400-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-59399-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-59400-2
  • Buy this book on publisher's site