Surgical treatment for ischial pressure sores with gracilis myocutaneous flap.

Akgüner M., Karaca C., Atabey A., MENDERES A., Top H.

Journal of wound care, vol.7, no.6, pp.276-278, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.12968/jowc.1998.7.6.276
  • Journal Name: Journal of wound care
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.276-278
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Surgical reconstruction of ischial pressure sores is technically complex and presents a significant problem. Although there is consensus about the use of muscle or myocutaneous flaps in the closure of these sores, there is still dispute about which muscle or myocutaneous flap to use. This evaluation describes the use of the gracilis myocutaneous flap for the treatment of wide and chronic ischial pressure sores. Details of 14 cases are presented and compared with those described in the literature.