The Keystone Perforator Island Flap Concept - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780729539715, 9780729579711

The Keystone Perforator Island Flap Concept

1st Edition

Authors: Felix Behan Michael Findlay Cheng Lo
Hardcover ISBN: 9780729539715
eBook ISBN: 9780729579711
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone Australia
Published Date: 11th January 2012
Page Count: 243

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An easy-to-understand book + DVD guide to the development, design and surgical application of keystone island flaps

The Keystone Perforator Island Flap Concept is the definitive guide to the development, design and surgical application of the effective surgical technique known as the keystone island flap.

Clearly presented and easy to follow, this excellent Australian publication features an accompanying DVD, further exploring this surgical method.

The book’s expert authors discuss the design elements underpinning the keystone island flap, examine specific defects in various body regions and show how keystone island flaps have been used successfully in a wide range of applications.

Additional information is included throughout The Keystone Perforator Island Flap Concept, including: the history of the keystone island flap; neurovascular anatomy based on dermatomal delineations; reconstructive alternatives to keystone island flaps; and technical refinements.

Clinical cases employing this reconstructive surgical technique are featured throughout the text. This case-oriented approach is enhanced by intraoperative videos and detailed photos which show the operative sequence and post-operative results of the keystone island flap concept. Complications, if any, are detailed.

The text features three sections which address the fundamentals of keystone island flaps, including hypothesis – the subject of separate investigation; clinical applications of keystone island flaps by anatomical region; and special applications of keystone island flaps.

The use of keystone island flaps for specific surgical specialities, including head and neck, melanoma, trauma (including compound fractures of the lower limb) and even irradiated tissue is also addressed.

The Keystone Perforator Island Flap Concept is an authoritative keystone flap textbook. Along with its companion DVD, it highlights the keystone flap method as a valuable supplement to the reconstructive repertoire in the field of reparative surgery and a simple solution to many reconstructive problems.

Key Features

    • case-oriented approach
    • DVD containing surgical techniques
    • TLC (Time; Life Quality and Complications) summaries after each surgical procedure
    • end of chapter summaries


Table of Contents

Section One: The Fundamentals of Keystone Island Flaps
1 Introduction to the keystone flap- a simple solution to many reconstructive problems                                                 2 Anatomy and applied physiology of fasciocutaneous flaps                                                                                         3 Design Principles and the Keystone technique

Section Two: Clinical applications of Keystone Island Flaps: anatomical regions
4 Head and neck
5 The upper limb
6 The trunk                                                                                                                                                                7 The lower limb

Section Three: Special Applications of Keystone Island Flaps
8 Melanoma
9 Radiotherapy
10 Trauma


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About the Authors

Felix Behan

Affiliations and Expertise

Plastic and reconstructive Surgeon (Hand, Head and Neck Melanoma Surgery) including Medico-legal reports; Department of Surgical Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, St Andrews Place. East Melbourne

Michael Findlay

Affiliations and Expertise

Specialist Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgeon The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, The Western General & Sunshine Hospitals (Western Health); The Austin and Repatriation Hospitals (Austin Health) and Frankston Hospital (Peninsula Health)

Cheng Lo

Affiliations and Expertise

Registrar; The Alfred; Department of Plastic, Hand & Maxillofacial Surgery