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Versatility of the Cross-Finger Flap for Reconstruction of the Thumb

2017-03

Tiberiu Paul Neagu, Sabina Ionita, Iulia Gabriela Marcu, Razvan Nicolae Teodoreanu, Cristina Iulia Filip, Cristian Radu Jecan, Ioan Lascar

It is well known that the thumb is responsible for 40% of the hand function. Th erefore, preserving its length and mobility represents the main objective of the plastic surgeon while choosing the most appropriate reconstruction technique[1]. When resurfacing of the fingers is needed after hand injuries, cross-finger flaps have proved themselves very useful[2]. Since its premier many years ago[3], this type of flap remains an elegant method in order to cover exposed bones or tendons of the fi n-ger, in order to ensure length preservation and function recovery. [...]

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