Skin & Muscle Flaps in Reconstructive Surgery
Wednesday, October 24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fees: $850 early / $900 late
Skin & muscle flaps are the backbone of small animal reconstructive surgery. This laboratory session combines a lecture format with laboratory training on the use of skin flaps, muscle flaps, and skin stretching devices to facilitate wound closure.
This laboratory will focus on:
- Local skin flaps
- Advancement flaps
- Transposition skin flaps in various anatomic locations
Commonly used Axial Pattern Skin Flaps (APF), including:
- Caudal superficial epigastric APF
- Thoracodorsal APF
- Genicular APF
- Deep Circumflex Iliac APF (dorsal and ventral branch)
- Lateral Caudal (Tail) Axial Pattern Flaps
Muscle Flaps, including:
- Latissimus Dorsi Muscle
- External Abdominal Oblique Muscle
- Skin Stretcher Demonstration for wound closure
The following techniques will be discussed and performed on the cadaver specimens provided:
- Local skin flaps (Advancement, Transposition)
- Axial Pattern Flaps (Thoracodorsal, Caudal Superficial Epigastric, Genicular, Lateral Caudal (Tail) Flap, Deep Circumflex Iliac (dorsal and ventral variations)
- Muscle Flaps (Latissimus Dorsi, External Abdominal Oblique)
- Skin Stretching Techniques
Pavletic’s Atlas of Small Animal Wound Management and Reconstructive Surgery, 4th Edition, Wiley Blackwell, (2018) will be the reference for this laboratory.
ACVS does not endorse or promote the use of any product/service of commercial entities. Equipment used in these laboratories is for demonstration and teaching purposes only with the intent of enhancing the learning experience.
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