International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 7, Issue 11 (2021)

Gluteal fascio-cutaneous rotation advancement flap in the management of sacral pressure sores


Priyanka Gupta, Apurva Pandey, Chinky Garg, Atul Vyas

Aim: To evaluate the impact of gluteal fascio-cutaneous rotation advancement flap was done to manage sacral sores. Material and Methods: The present study was conducted in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department of Index Medical College among ten patients selected consecutively from July 2019 to Aug 2020. The Gluteal fascio-cutaneous flap was performed in 10 patients with sacral pressures sores. The age group of patient ranged from 30-60 yrs. Personal information such as age, sex, reason for being bedridden. History of presenting complaints including onset of symptoms, course of disease, and duration of symptoms. Past medical and surgical history, to rule out associated co-morbidities and any previous trauma or surgery. Daily dressings done to remove all the unhealthy tissue till the granulation tissue appeared. Results: All patients had involvement of sacrum only. 9 cases had no post-operative complications and flaps survived well. In 6 month of follow-up one patient had surgical site infection leading to suture dehiscence, for which conservative management was done and later closed with secondary suturing. Conclusion: Gluteal rotational advancement flap provides durable and protective cover for sacral pressure sores. This flap offers single stage, stable and well vascularized soft tissue coverage.
Download  |  Pages : 8-9
How to cite this article:
Priyanka Gupta, Apurva Pandey, Chinky Garg, Atul Vyas. Gluteal fascio-cutaneous rotation advancement flap in the management of sacral pressure sores. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 7, Issue 11, 2021, Pages 8-9
International Journal of Medical and Health Research International Journal of Medical and Health Research