What is a superior gluteal myocutaneous flap for sacral 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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With a superior gluteal myocutaneous flap, a wide skin rotation flap is elevated with the superior portion of the gluteus maximus. Landmarks for the superior gluteal artery on which this flap is based include the posterior superior iliac spine (PSIS) and the ischial tuberosity (see the image below).

 

Landmarks for superior gluteal artery, on which su Landmarks for superior gluteal artery, on which superior gluteus maximus muscle flap is based, include posterior superior iliac spine and ischial tuberosity.

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