What are the reconstruction limitations of 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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The superior gluteal artery is only 4 cm long, which limits the rotation of the muscle. Thus, harvesting the entire length of the muscle may be necessary to allow for rotation or turnover into the defect without tension.


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