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Case Reports Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2019 Jun 22;6(1):74-78. doi: 10.1080/23320885.2019.1632202. eCollection 2019.

Reverse vascular pedicle digital island flap with preservation of the dorsal branch of the digital nerve.

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Department of Plastic Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan.

Abstract

A reverse vascular pedicle digital island flap is a useful treatment option for reconstruction in fingertip amputation. We describe a surgical procedure to preserve the dorsal branch of the digital nerve in the middle phalanx during elevation of this flap with favourable outcomes.

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Reverse vascular pedicle digital island flap; dorsal branch of the digital nerve; fingertip amputation; fingertip reconstruction

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