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Microsurgery. 2008;28(4):248-51. doi: 10.1002/micr.20490.

Simultaneous coverage of two separate dorsal digital defects with a syndactylizing venous free flap.

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The Buncke Clinic, San Francisco, CA, USA.


We report a case of a 58-year-old patient who sustained multiple finger injuries on the right hand. After thorough debridement, two dorsal defects of the middle and ring fingers were covered simultaneously with a single arterialized venous free flap from the right forearm. The flap was used to create a dorsally syndactylized digit which survived completely and was subsequently divided longitudinally. With early flap division, excellent functional and cosmetic result was achieved. We consider the syndactylized venous free flap with early division as a useful option for simultaneous coverage of separate dorsal digital defects.

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