Case: Superficial epigastric flap to close a wound

Lola had a large wound after trauma. Her owner vets had attempted a closure but unfortunately this came adrift, and she was referred to us a couple of weeks later for wound closure. The edges were trimmed and the thick granulation tissue in the base of the wound was debrided. We created a flap from the underneath the body, preserved its blood supply, and rotated it into position to bring more skin in to the wound to close the deficit. image160721 (2)160721 (4)160816 (3)All nicely healed up, a few weeks on