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What Can Be Done to Fix a LAT Flap That is Painful and Twitchy?
I had a bilat DIEP reconstruction in conjunction with a bilat mastectomy. One side had horrendous complication/infections and ultimately had to be replaced with a LAT flap about half a year later. The Lat Flap breast now twitches oddly if I move the same-side arm too much and I do have a bit of residual dull ache in my back where the muscle originally was. Can the muscle be reattached and a new reconstructed breast be made from another area of my body? Don't want TEs. What can be done?
Twitchy latissimus muscle
You can have the nerve that causing the contraction transected.
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