Case report| Volume 65, ISSUE 3, e60-e63, March 2012

A new dorsal decubitus position for raising subscapular-based flaps

Published:December 19, 2011DOI:


      Flaps based on the subscapular vascular system are reliable and versatile tools that provide excellent coverage for a wide range of tissue deficits. Raising these flaps in the described dorsal decubitus position permits two surgical teams to work simultaneously while obviating the need for intra-operative position changes. In cases where a subscapular-based flap is deemed the most suitable option for reconstruction, the dorsal decubitus technique eliminates many of the limitations associated with the traditional lateral decubitus approach without compromising the range of tissue obtainable.


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