Sensory recovery of the reverse homodigital island flap in fingertip reconstruction: a review of 66 cases


Yazar M., Aydin A. , Kurt Yazar S., Basaran K., Guven E.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA, vol.44, no.5, pp.345-351, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3944/aott.2010.2351
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.345-351

Abstract

Objectives: The location of the fingertip entitles it to have significant cosmetic and functional values, but also places it at high risk for injury. During repair, finger length and function should be maintained, and stiffness and neuroma should be avoided. Various flaps have been described for reconstruction of distal finger defects with bone, tendon, or joint exposures, including reverse flow homodigital island flap. In this study, we present our experience of reverse flow homodigital island flap in terms of sensory recovery.