Reconstruction of the distal finger with partial second toe transfers by means of an exteriorised pedicle

Francesco Brunelli, C. Spalvieri, L. Rocchi, G. Pivato, G. Pajardi

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Abstract

This study reports the outcome of a series of ten microsurgical fingertip reconstructions with partial toe transfers in which the vascular pedicle was exteriorised and subsequently excised after the transfer had become established. The aim of this technique was to provide better aesthetic and functional outcomes. The technique was successful and without complication in nine of the ten patients who had excellent functional and aesthetic outcomes. Arterial thrombosis resulted in partial necrosis of the fingertip in the other case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-461
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery: European Volume
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Exteriorised pedicle
  • Fingers
  • Microsurgery
  • Nail
  • Toe transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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