A simple concept for covering pressure sores: wound edge-based propeller perforator flap

Kelahmetoglu O., Van L., Yagmur C., Sommeling C., Keles M., Tayfur V., ...More

INTERNATIONAL WOUND JOURNAL, vol.14, no.6, pp.1183-1188, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/iwj.12783
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1183-1188
  • Keywords: Perforator flap, Pressure sore, Propeller, Wound edge, TECHNICAL TIPS, RECONSTRUCTION, MUSCLE, VEGF
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


We present a new surgical modification to allow propeller perforator flaps to cover pressure sores at various locations. We used a propeller perforator flap concept based on the detection of newly formed perforator vessels located 1 cm from the wound margin and stimulated by the chronic inflammation process.