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Zhongguo Gu Shang. 2012 Jul;25(7):579-81.

[Abdominal random single pedicled flap of three leaves for the treatment of multiple finger skin defects].

[Article in Chinese]

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  • 1Department of Hand Surgery, Cangzhou Clinical College of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine of Hebei Medicine University, Cangzhou 061000, Hebei, China. DZG611TS@163.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To discuss the effect of abdominal random single pedicled flap of three leaves for skin defects construction of the ends of several fingers.

METHODS:

From March 2005 to October 2010, 30 patients (90 fingers) with skin defects of the ends of several fingers were treated by abdominal random single pedicled flap of three leaves, including 20 males (60 fingers) and 10 females (30 fingers) with an average age of 36 years old ranging from 15 to 56 years. The degloving injury or transverse defect of distal phalanx were treated with abdominal random single pedicled flap of three leaves. Postoperative survival of skin flap, flap shape, complications were observed, and the static two-point discrimination of flap were determined.

RESULTS:

All patients were followed up for 12.6 mouths in average. All the flaps survived. The color, texture and shape of the flaps were good. The static two-point discrimination was 5 to 10 mm. The function of the hands recovered satisfactory.

CONCLUSION:

The method of abdominal random single pedicled flap of three leaves has the advantages of simple, safe and less trauma for the donor site. The effect is satisfatory for skin defects construction of the ends of several fingers.

PMID:
23115991
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