After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Describe different useful flaps. 2. Identify pitfalls of specific flaps. 3. Incorporate tips that facilitate flap use.
We have a wide selection of flaps to choose from for any given reconstruction. This article describes the use of different flaps that the author has found useful in his practice. Some of these flaps are mainstream, whereas others are not. The article does not suggest that these are the only flaps that one should use, nor does it go into great detail on the dissection of each flap except where the author has identified pitfalls or where he can offer tips and tricks that facilitate use of these flaps. Flaps are described from head to toe.