Gluteus Maximus Advancement Flap Procedure for Reconstructio
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The current study describes the surgical technique and early outcomes of a gluteus maximus advancement flap procedure for the treatment of posterior soft tissue insufficiency among patients with complex revision total hip arthroplasty. This retrospective case series was conducted with a prospective, single-institution arthroplasty registry. Patients who underwent a gluteus maximus advancement flap procedure in the setting of revision total hip arthroplasty between January 2012 and January 2016 were eligible for inclusion (N=7). Primary indications for the gluteus maximus flap procedure included periprosthetic infection with persistent wound breakdown (n=4), persistent symptomatic aseptic pseudotumor in the setting of adverse local tissue reaction after unsuccessful operative debridement (n=2), and abductor insufficiency with recurrent hip instability after unsuccessful placement of a constrained liner (n=1).

All patients who underwent a gluteus maximus advancement flap procedure for chronic periprosthetic infection or adverse local tissue reaction had healing of the wound and were infection-free at the last follow-up. In the early postoperative period, 2 patients had recurrent wound infection that required flap elevation. The patients remained infection-free after the subsequent procedure. No patient had repeat instability, and no complications of flap necrosis or nerve palsy occurred. The gluteus maximus advancement flap procedure provides a diverse range of soft tissue coverage options for patients with recalcitrant periprosthetic joint infection, adverse local tissue reaction with pseudotumor, or recurrent instability.

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