Pedicled Perforator Flaps, Propeller Flaps, and Keystone Flaps Sat, Sep 21 1:30-3:00 p.m.

This course will emphasize the planning, design, harvest and post-operative monitoring and management of the most commonly used pedicle perforator flaps (PPF) and keystone flaps in reconstruction. The vascular and anatomical basis of pedicle perforator flaps will be reviewed with respect to perforator flap donor site selection, loco-regional perforator density, flap size, flap design and axis orientation. Major areas of reconstruction that will be describe using PPF and Keystone flaps will include: Head & Neck, Extremities, Trunk and the perineum. The concept of PPF and keystone flap design and use will be reinforced with various clinical examples and practical demonstrative videos of flap harvest. This course will also describe a step-wise approach to introducing pedicle perforator flaps into a reconstructive practice and will also describe more advanced concepts of design and use.

*Pre-operative Imaging *Flap harvest *FF vs. PPF *Keeping it safe and predictable *Managing complication *Literature review *Total surface/vascular surface area possible

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the basic principles of pedicle perforator flap vascularity with regards to design and harvest;
  2. Identify the most useful applications and indications for pedicle perforator and keystone flaps throughout the body;
  3. Outline the key steps for safe and successful design and harvest of pedicle perforator and keystone flaps;
  4. List the most important elements for avoiding complications and discuss the principles of post-operative care;
  5. List the most common pedicle perforator and keystone flap options for coverage of defects in the Head & Neck, Trunk, Upper and Lower Extremity regions.

Program Subject to Change.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.