Case Report

An Advancement Pedicle Flap for the Late Coverage of Pulp Injuries of the Digits



Abstract: A volar pedicle flap has been used to resurface the pulp of two thumbs and two fingers in four patients. This operative procedure was done only after the initial injury was managed by split skin grafting or secondary healing. The flap survived in each instance, and almost normal sensory recognition occurred after three months. This operative procedure has limited application and it should be selected only for patients in the young age group with lesions that are not too extensive.

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