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Usefulness of the innervated tensor fascia lata flap in paraplegic patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7316419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pressure sores in paraplegic patients are a well-known problem. Such patients can develop pressure necrosis and skin breakdown in spite of preventive measures and adequate surgical management. The occurrence and recurrence of these problems is due in large part to the patient's inability to perceive pressure discomfort in the insensible sitting area. Use of the innervated tensor fascia lata flap has great value in selected patients. A series of 9 patients is presented. In all patients, postoperative sensibility in the flap was maintained as in the preoperative stage. Follow-up of these patients shows that all flaps have remained healed and functioning The neuroanatomical features of the innervated tensor fascia lata flap make it a promising method for covering pressure sores and avoiding subsequent complications.
J H Cochran; L E Edstrom; D G Dibbell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of plastic surgery     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0148-7043     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Plast Surg     Publication Date:  1981 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-02-22     Completed Date:  1982-02-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805336     Medline TA:  Ann Plast Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  286-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fascia / transplantation*
Fascia Lata / innervation,  transplantation*
Paraplegia / complications*
Pressure Ulcer / etiology,  surgery*
Surgical Flaps*

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