Posterior thigh advancement flap

Bryan C. Curtis, Samir Mardini, Natalie R. Joumblat, Christopher Salgado

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Pressure sores (ulcers) develop in an area of unrelieved pressure that ultimately leads to tissue ischemia, cell death, and necrosis. Various modalities to include topical therapies, pressure reduction and distribution products, and nutritional support all play a role in treatment; however, surgical debridement and flap coverage provides the most definitive intervention. The posterior thigh fasciocutaneous advancement flap may be used in treatment of ischial and trochanteric pressure sores. Benefits of this flap are that it offers versatility in design and the option of future re-advancement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783319406312
ISBN (Print)9783319406299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Bed sore
  • Decubitus
  • Fasciocutaneous
  • Flap
  • Ischial ulcer
  • Posterior thigh
  • Pressure sore
  • Pressure ulcer
  • Trochanteric ulcer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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