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Thenar "H-flap" for fingertip injuries.

Authors
  • Smith, R J
  • Albin, R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1976
Volume
16
Issue
10
Pages
778–781
Identifiers
PMID: 792463
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Many severe fingertip injuries may be successfully treated by a thenar H-flap (Fig. 3). It is recommended to cover protruding bone in younger patients. The flap must be detached in 10 to 14 days. The use of the H-flap design permits all wounds to be closed between the first and second stages of surgery and leaves a painless, esthetic donor site.

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