Aslı Datlı1, İsmail Karasoy2, Mete Zeynal3

1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Istinye University, Medical Park Gaziosmanpaşa Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Gümüşhane State Hospital, Gümüşhane, Turkey
3Department of Neurosurgery, Atatürk University, Faculty of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

Keywords: Microsurgery, posterior instrumentation, posterior trunk, propeller flap, surgical site infection

Abstract

Surgical site infection is a challenging situation for all types of surgeons. Extensive debridement with or without implant removal can create soft tissue defects. A well-vascularized, adequate soft tissue is needed to cover the wound and to fill the dead space for proper healing. Herein, we describe our approach to a large posterior trunk defect with dead space and our solution to manage an intraoperative complication using a free-style deepithelialized propeller flap.