Design principles for transposition flaps: the rhombic (single-lobed), bilobed, and trilobed flaps.

@article{Miller2014DesignPF,
  title={Design principles for transposition flaps: the rhombic (single-lobed), bilobed, and trilobed flaps.},
  author={Christopher J Miller},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={2014},
  volume={40 Suppl 9},
  pages={
          S43-52
        }
}
BACKGROUND When tension at a cutaneous defect is too great for primary closure or causes distortion of surrounding anatomy, transposition flaps provide a useful reconstruction option. OBJECTIVE To review the tissue biomechanics of the rhombic, bilobed, and trilobed transposition flaps. MATERIALS AND METHODS A systematic evaluation of a cutaneous defect is provided to guide a logical approach to the design and execution of transposition flaps. RESULTS Applying key principles to the design… CONTINUE READING
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