Gluteal plication closure of sacral pressure ulcers

David L. Buchanan, Joseph Agris

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A technique for closure of gluteal pressure sores is described. It has been successfully used on 19 of 21 patients during the last 58 months. Median follow-up time is 23 months. Muscular and vascular integrity are preserved for future myocutaneous flap coverage if required. It is recommended as a relatively conservative method of early repair of sacral pressure defects not in excess of 8 cm in diameter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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