Subcutaneously Pedicled Island Flaps
02 June 2008 (online)
Subcutaneously pedicled island flaps (SPIF) are very mobile local flaps bringing into the surgical defect skin of similar texture and color to that of the recipient site. SPIF flaps are eminently simple to create: an island of skin is incised until the fatty tissue is visualized and the flap connections to surrounding tissue are carefully disconnected without damaging the nutrient vessels. The viability of such flaps is excellent. If appropriately performed, side effects such as pincushioning are rare.
island flap - pincushioning - pivotal restraint