Evolution of surgical techniques for skin releases in the treatment of simple congenital syndactyly: a review

Evolution of surgical techniques for skin releases in the treatment of simple congenital... Since the first publications in the early nineteenth century on surgical techniques for releasing congenital syndactyly, this pathology has received constant interest in the medical literature. Current techniques for separating syndactylized digits include three major steps that are discussed separately: commissure reconstruction, digital incision and ways to overcome the lack of skin. The use of the recently described commissural flaps – usually larger and more proximally-raised than conventional flaps – that allow for closure without a skin graft is discussed, based on the personal experience of the authors. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Evolution of surgical techniques for skin releases in the treatment of simple congenital syndactyly: a review

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s002380100300
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Abstract

Since the first publications in the early nineteenth century on surgical techniques for releasing congenital syndactyly, this pathology has received constant interest in the medical literature. Current techniques for separating syndactylized digits include three major steps that are discussed separately: commissure reconstruction, digital incision and ways to overcome the lack of skin. The use of the recently described commissural flaps – usually larger and more proximally-raised than conventional flaps – that allow for closure without a skin graft is discussed, based on the personal experience of the authors.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 11, 2001

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