Lateral arm perforator flap as an island advancement flap for posterior elbow soft-tissue reconstruction


KOKAÇYA Ö. , TABAKAN İ.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.28, no.6, pp.867-870, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/tjtes.2020.84425
  • Title of Journal : ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.867-870
  • Keywords: Advancement, elbow, island, lateral arm flap, perforator, posterior radial collateral artery, COVERAGE, DEFECTS

Abstract

Many flap designs for coverage of soft-tissue defects of the posterior elbow have been reported, and the lateral arm flap is considered reliable. With the advantages of less donor site morbidity and preservation of the continuity of the source artery, perforator flaps have taken the place of lateral arm flap recently. The lateral arm perforator flaps for elbow soft-tissue coverage have a propeller design. In this report, we describe a case of posterior elbow defect that was reconstructed with posterior radial collateral artery perforator island advancement flap. Lateral arm perforator island advancement flap is a good alternative for a propeller flap for coverage of soft-tissue defects of the posterior elbow.