Soft tissue coverage in devastating hand injuries.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Plastic surgical therapy of mutilating hand injuries represents a multifaceted task to the hand surgeon, where considerations about indication, timing, and structure of the soft tissue coverage play a major role in reconstruction. The concept of early primary reconstruction (including emergency procedures) and fast rehabilitation not only demands thoughtful tissue preparation but also mastering of a bandwidth of plastic surgical techniques. Systematic algorithms based on the reconstructive ladder help in decision making in the complexity of soft tissue coverage but have to be adjusted to the individual case profile. General considerations and strategic planning are explained and illustrated by three clinical cases.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Giessler, GA; Erdmann, D; Germann, G

Published Date

  • February 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 63 - vi

PubMed ID

  • 12683447

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-0712

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0749-0712(02)00128-2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States