What are the limitations to an inferior gluteal myocutaneous flap for the treatment of pressure injuries (pressure ulcers)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Another popular option for ischial reconstruction, the inferior gluteus maximus myocutaneous flap, limits options for reconstruction of sacral wounds. Bilateral V-Y advancement flaps, inferiorly based random flaps, and superior gluteal myocutaneous flaps are not options for sacral reconstruction if an inferior gluteal myocutaneous flap has been used.

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