Osteocutaneous flaps for thumb and digit reconstruction. In unique situations.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Osteocutaneous flaps from the foot are being utilized more for thumb and digit reconstruction. We have presented a few unique situations in which these flaps are beneficial. Not all patients with deformities similar to those described in this presentation should have these reconstructive procedures. The patient must understand the risks of donor site morbidity and possible complications. However, the advantages of this technique are that only one surgical procedure is necessary, the hospitalization is short, the cosmetic result is good, and the functional restoration is satisfactory.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Coleman, DA; Urbaniak, JR

Published Date

  • November 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 717 - 728

PubMed ID

  • 3831057

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-0712


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States