Mathes and Nahai Classification of Muscle Flap based on Vascular Anatomy

TypeDominant pedicleMinor pedicleExample
I1Tensor Fascia Lata (TFL)
II11Gracilis
III2Gluteus maximus
IVMultipleSartorius
V1MultipleLattisimus dorsi

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Mnemonic: Ten Graceful Glutes Sat on Latrines

  • Type I: TFL
  • Type II: Gracilis
  • Type III: Gluteus maximus
  • Type IV: Sartorius
  • Type V: Lattisimus dorsi

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