Wrapping degloved fingers with a distal-based radial forearm perforator flap: A repair method for multiple digital degloving injury


ÇOBAN Y. K. , ÖCÜK Ö. , Bekircan K.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, cilt.23, ss.525-527, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5505/tjtes.2017.57227
  • Dergi Adı: ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.525-527

Özet

Degloving hand injuries present challenging situations to hand surgeons as they present with difficulties in reconstructive microsurgery, particularly in multiple digital injuries. Time is a limiting factor when multiple degloving finger amputations are present. Thus, we proposed a repair method for multiple degloving finger injuries that involves coverage with a distal-based reverse forearm flap of all injured fingers in a two-stage procedure. Early vigorous physical therapy after pedicle division of the flap at postoperative third week eliminates joint stiffness problems at wrist and metacarpophalangeal joints.