Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology

ISSN - 2161-1173

Leena Jain

Leena Jain
Lilavati Hospital,
Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • Case Report
    Islanded Parascapular Flap: An Above Elbow Stump Cover
    Author(s): Leena JainLeena Jain

    Introduction: In the management of amputation stumps, surgical endeavour is to provide an ideal stump, over which a well-fitting prosthesis maybe given. Moving on from the conventional workhorse flap cover of latissimus dorsi muscle or myocutaneous flap, free fasciocutaneous flaps offer several advantages. With the advent of perforator flaps, there seems to be a resurgence of islanded regional flaps providing a better tissue match while reducing the donor site morbidity. Materials and Methods: The successful use of a parascapular fasciocutaneous flap to cover an above-elbow amputation stump with exposed bone is described in a patient with post traumatic above elbow amputation attributable to a long pedicle and its eccentric location. With no further shortening of the bone length, the stump was covered with robust tissue of good match with prim.. Read More»

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