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V-Y Advancement Flaps: A Case Study

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In two years, fifteen patients with grade IV pelvic pressure sores were treated surgically by the V-Y advancement flaps. The summarized data of the study including the age, sex, ulcer site and size, predisposing factor, patient's status, type of flaps, follow up period as well as the events of complications and recurrence are shown in Table 2. All flaps survived completely without major complications. Minor complications occurred in four cases (26.7%); one case of postoperative haematoma was encountered; drainage of the haematoma was followed by uneventful recovery, another case had superficial necrosis occurred in the distal end of the flap; the wound healed without necessitating a secondary operation, wound infection occurred in one case
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