Sensate cutaneous flaps

Sensate cutaneous flaps and their innervation

  • More Commonly Used Flaps
    • • Lateral arm flap, innervated by the posterior brachial cutaneous nerve
    • • Radial forearm flap, innervated by the medial and lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerves
    • • Dorsalis pedis flap, innervated by the deep branch of peroneal nerve in the first web space and by the superficial peroneal nerve over the remainder of the flap.
  • Less Commonly Used Flaps
    • • Transverse cervical artery flap, innervated by the supraclavicular nerves
    • • Deltoid flap, innervated by a cutaneous branch of the axillary nerve
    • • Gluteal thigh flap, innervated by the posterior cutaneous nerve of the thigh
    • • Medial thigh flap, innervated by the medial femoral cutaneous nerve
    • • Lateral thigh flap, innervated by the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve
    • • Saphenous flap, innervated by the medial femoral cutaneous and saphenous nerves
    • • Posterior calf flap, innervated by the medial or posterior cutaneous nerves of the thigh and by the sural nerve
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