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Innervated Sensory Cross-Finger Flap

2014-07-23 21:11:42 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to introduce a new operative technique for reconstruction of fingertip degloving injury.

Description

Incidence of fingertip degloving injury is common and can result in functional morbidity. A cross-finger flap based on the dorsal branch artery (DBA) including sensory nerve is a useful reconstructive technique.In our modification, the innervated sensory flap is vascularized by the DBA, both its pedicle is narrow and its coverage is extended, the projecting tip of exposed distal phalanx of adjacent digits therefore can be wrapped.

Study Design

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Transplantation

Intervention

The innervated sensory cross-finger flap

Location

The Second Hospital of Tangshan
Tangshan
Hebei
China
063000

Status

Completed

Source

The Second Hospital of Tangshan

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:42-0400

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