Free Flaps for Soft Tissue Reconstruction of Digits

Yohan Lee, Sang Hyun Woo, Young Woo Kim, Young Ho Lee, Goo Hyun Baek

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Abstract

Soft tissue reconstruction of the digit is challenging for hand surgeons because it must satisfy both functional and aesthetic requirements. A wide variety of treatment options exist. A free flap can be an alternative solution in some clinical situations. This article has 2 purposes. First, it discusses various considerations for free-flap usage for reconstruction of soft tissue defects of the digits and the available options. Second, it provides more detailed information regarding the 3 commonly used free flaps, namely, the partial toe pulp flap, radial artery superficial palmar branch flap, and arterialized venous flap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-96
Number of pages12
JournalHand Clinics
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2020

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Keywords

  • Digits
  • Finger
  • Free flap
  • Microsurgery
  • Reconstruction

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Lee, Yohan ; Woo, Sang Hyun ; Kim, Young Woo ; Lee, Young Ho ; Baek, Goo Hyun. / Free Flaps for Soft Tissue Reconstruction of Digits. In: Hand Clinics. 2020 ; Vol. 36, No. 1. pp. 85-96.
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Free Flaps for Soft Tissue Reconstruction of Digits. / Lee, Yohan; Woo, Sang Hyun; Kim, Young Woo; Lee, Young Ho; Baek, Goo Hyun.

In: Hand Clinics, Vol. 36, No. 1, 02.2020, p. 85-96.

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