• Clinical application of an expanded reverse-island flap with two dorsal metacarpal arteries and dorsal metacarpal nerves in index- and middle-finger degloving injury repair and amputation reconstruction

    11 days ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    The dorsal metacarpal artery flap is irrefutable as an effective way of repairing long finger defects, and hand surgeons might consider using it for long finger reconstruction or degloved injury repair. Unfortunately, the DMAF containing a single dorsal metacarpal artery hinders the treatment effect. The sensory restoration of long fingers and the reconstruction of phalangeal joints and tendon grafts are unsolved challenges as well. We reported our experience in reconstructing the index and middle finger by a reverse-island flap with two DMAs and dorsal metacarpal nerves with blood supply.
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  • Invited commentary on “Clinical application of a reverse-island flap with two dorsal metacarpal arteries and dorsal metacarpal nerves in index- and middle-finger degloving injury repair and amputation reconstructione”

    11 days ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    I congratulate Lin et al 1, for their work describing the reverse-island flap with two dorsal metacarpal arteries and nerves. They succeed in obtaining a considerable sample of cases of the use of this flap to cover index and middle finger amputation reconstruction and degloving injuries distal to the palmar digital crease.
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