Digital reconstruction with island flaps

G Foucher, R K Khouri
Clinics in Plastic Surgery 1997, 24 (1): 1-32
Better understanding of the vascular anatomy of the hand and of flap perfusion allows the hand surgeon to perform single-stage reconstruction of digital defects through a multitude of island flap transfers. The usefulness of more than 20 separate island flaps is discussed, and the technique of flap transfer is presented for each.

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