Distal finger amputations could be responsible for prolonged time off work and disability. Although delayed healing is the simplest method, a deep defect with exposed skeleton or tendon is an indication for a flap to provide cover with good padding and discrimination. Local flaps are the first choice and selection is based on a number of parameters, the most important of which is the real possibility of advancement. Although V-Y flaps are sufficient to cover a guillotine amputation, a very large defect requires more sophisticated techniques like such as two-pedicle or single-pedicled island flaps.
|Translated title of the contribution||Cover plasties for distal digital amputations. Review of the technique and indications|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthetique|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
- distal amputation
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