Le traitement secondaire des mutilations digitales: Reconstruction ou amputation

Translated title of the contribution: Secundary surgery in digital mutilations: Amputation versus reconstruction

L. Erhard, J. Medina, S. Zabo, G. Pajardi, G. Foucher

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Decision for stump improvement, shortening or reconstruction after finger mutilation is based on multiple factors. Some of them belong to the patient, age, psychological background, job and leasure activities and cosmetic expectation. Others belong to the injury, its mechanism and the anatomical lesions. Abstention, prostheses and rehabilitation are among the options. Conventional techniques are not to be forgotten as age remains an ultimate frontier in microsurgical reconstruction to obtain a good sensory result. Function and appearance are closely linked for a useful and a used hand.

Translated title of the contributionSecundary surgery in digital mutilations: Amputation versus reconstruction
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)47-56
Number of pages10
JournalAnnales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthetique
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Amputation
  • Lengthening
  • Reconstruction
  • Toe transfer
  • Translocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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