Research Article| Volume 72, ISSUE 4, P628-635, April 2019

Treatment of fingertip avulsion injuries using two periposition pedicled flaps

Published:January 09, 2019DOI:


      We described a treatment of fingertip avulsion injury by two periposition pedicled flaps, the reversed pedicle island flap of dorsal branch of proper digital artery and the cross-finger flap. From February 2009 to January 2017, 22 patients (22 fingers) with fingertip avulsion injury were treated with two periposition pedicled flaps, 14 male and 8 female, aged from 17 to 47 years (mean 32 ± 9 years). All of the patients were followed up more than 6 months after operations (mean 9.6 ± 2.6 months). All flaps survived completely. Compared with the traditional abdominal flaps, two periposition pedicled flaps had less pedicle division time. At last follow-up, the 2PD of the palmar part of the flaps, the TAM of the injured finger and the MHQ summary score of the two periposition pedicled flaps were much better than the traditional abdominal flaps. The reconstruction using two periposition pedicled flaps is a versatile treatment with better functions, less morbidity and better aesthetics.
      Level of evidence: Therapeutic, level III.


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