Closure of chronic wounds of the perineal and sacral regions using the gluteal thigh flap

D J Hurwitz, R L Walton
Annals of Plastic Surgery 1982, 8 (5): 375-86
A new flap of the buttock and posterior thigh has been developed for closure of wounds of the perineal and postsacral regions. Flap anatomy and operation technique are described. Five patients with difficult wounds were selected to demonstrate the versatility and range of this flap. In 40 patients under 65 years of age with a variety of buttock and perineal wounds, there have been no appreciable wound-healing problems with use of this flap.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Trending Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"

We want to hear from doctors like you!

Take a second to answer a survey question.