Axial Pattern Flaps – The Surgeon’s Best Friend

Learn how to close wounds caused by trauma or cancer using axial pattern flaps.
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AXIAL PATTERN FLAP QUIZ

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Quiz

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COURSE OVERVIEW

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GENERAL PRINCIPLES

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Introduction

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Advantages of Axial Pattern Flaps

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Disadvantages of Axial Pattern Flaps

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Species Differences

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RECONSTRUCTION OPTIONS BY ANATOMIC REGION

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Head

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Neck

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Shoulder

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Interscapular

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Thoracic inlet

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Dorsal thoracic

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Ventral thoracic

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Flank

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Dorsal lumbar

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Ventral abdominal

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Lateral pelvic/lateral thigh

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Inguinal/medial thigh

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Perineal

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Elbow

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Antebrachial

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Carpal/Metacarpal

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Tibial region

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Tarsal/metatarsal

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SPECIFIC FLAPS

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Angularis Oris Artery

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Omocervical Artery

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Thoracodorsal Artery

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Lateral Thoracic Artery

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Superficial brachial Artery

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Cranial Superficial Epigastric Artery

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Caudal Superficial Epigastric Artery

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Caudal Auricular Artery

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Deep Circumflex Iliac Artery Dorsal Branch

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Deep Circumflex Iliac Artery Ventral Branch

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Genicular Artery

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Lateral Caudal Artery

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Superficial Temporal Artery

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Reverse Saphenous Conduit

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Flank Fold

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FLAP HARVEST AND SUTURING

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Surgical procedure

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Extending a flap

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Two-stage flap closure

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POSTOPERATIVE CARE

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Analgesia

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Bandaging

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POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS

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Text

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CHECKLISTS

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Surgical Procedure Checklist

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Downloadable PDF

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VIDEOS

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Reverse Saphenous Conduit Flap

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Lateral Thigh Mass with Flank Fold Flap

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Another Lateral Thigh Mass with Flank Fold Flap

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Elbow Mass with Superficial Brachial Axial Pattern Flap

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Massive Facial Wound with Caudal Auricular Flap

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Yet Another Thigh Mast Cell Tumour with Flank Fold Flap

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Thigh Soft Tissue Sarcoma Repaired with a Flank Fold Flap

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ANONYMOUS SURVEY

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Anonymous Survey

Created by

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Dr. Charles A. Kuntz, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS
ACVS Founding Fellow of Surgical Oncology

Melbourne Australia
Charles attended the University of Florida for undergraduate work and for his veterinary degree. He did an internship at the Animal Medical Center on the Upper East Side of New York City. Following that, he did a combined surgical residency and master’s degree in Virginia which he completed in 1994. He then did a 12 month research fellowship in cardiac surgery at Auburn University and an 18 month surgical oncology fellowship at Colorado State University. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and an ACVS Founding Fellow of Surgical Oncology. He was an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery also at Colorado State University before he started a large surgical referral hospital in Washington DC. He was on the Board of Directors for the District of Columbia Academy of Veterinary Medicine and also the Program Chair.

He started Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals in 2004 in Melbourne Australia. He set up the first deep radiation therapy unit for animals in Australia which is still the only one in the state of Victoria. Southpaws has grown from just Charles and a single nurse to a mega-practice with over 50 employees including 7 surgeons, 2 residents, 7 interns and over 30 nurses and receptionists.

Charles has lectured internationally on topics including cancer surgery, neurosurgery, urinary surgery, orthopaedic surgery and non-cancer soft tissue surgery as well as leadership in the workplace. He has authored or co-authored over 100 peer reviewed publications, proceedings, abstracts and book chapters. He also started the SouthpawsVet youtube channel in which has pioneered live-streaming surgery in animals with over 15,000 subscribers and over 2 million views.

Charles is married to Dr. Kate Savage, a specialist in equine internal medicine and has three sons who are all in medical school. The furry love of his life is Humphrey, a 15 month old black Labrador.