International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Informative Article | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017 | Rating: 6.8 / 10

Review of Cross-Finger Flaps ? Indications and Modifications

Dr. Mohieb Mustak Ahmed [2] | Dr. Aravind L Rao

Abstract: Background Cross-finger flaps, over time, have become the one of the best reconstructive method in order to reconstruct fingers with significant soft tissue loss. Through various advancements and modifications, this technique helps deal with various types of finger injuries. Patients and methods This study comprised of 21 patients with finger injuries with exposed vital structures, undergoing cross-finger flaps or its modifications in FMMCH under the Department of Plastic Surgery from November 2014 to November 2015. Results All patients showed a survival of the flap and a good wound healing without complications. The functional and aesthetic results were satisfactory in all patients, the average DASH score was 16.2, after an average follow-up of 10 months. Conclusion The technique of cross-finger flap and its various modifications used in our study provide durable cover of suitable dimensions at the most appropriate area, enabling coverage of the exposed vital structures, with minimal morbidity.

Keywords: Cross-finger flap, reverse cross finger flap, dorsal flag flap, distally-based flap

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017,

Pages: 2299 - 2303

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