Title

A History of the Development of Muscle Perforator Flaps and Their Specific use in Burn Reconstruction.

Publication/Presentation Date

7-1-2004

Abstract

Only rarely does coverage in the burn patient require the use of a vascularized flap. However, when mandatory, a knowledge of all alternatives is essential because common donor sites may have been badly burned and unavailable. The recent development of the muscle perforator flap may prove to be another valuable option. These flaps are nourished by the familiar musculocutaneous perforators but differ in that their complete intramuscular dissection is required during flap elevation so that no muscle need be included with the flap. A review of six cases using muscle perforator free flaps specifically for burn reconstruction or rehabilitation demonstrates how the same large cutaneous territory of a musculocutaneous flap can still be captured while the muscle and therefore its function is preserved.

Volume

25

Issue

4

First Page

366

Last Page

371

ISSN

0273-8481

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Surgery

PubMedID

15247837

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article