Proximal femoral resection and Tensor Fascia Lata flap for recalcitrant trochanteric pressure ulcers.

Affiliation

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Paraplegia & Rehabilitation, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak-124001, Haryana, India. [Email]

Abstract

Trochanteric pressure ulcers (PrUs) are difficult to treat and are often complicated by infection spreading to the hip joint. We review three cases from India where proximal femoral resection and pedicled Tensor Fascia Lata (TFL) flapping was used in the management of infected deep trochanteric ulcers communicating to the hip joint.