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

Thursday, October 05 2017 @ 04:27 EEST

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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