Reconstruction of the first web space in severely burned hand by the reverse posterior interosseous flap

Reconstruction of the first web space in severely burned hand by the reverse posterior... First web space widening is crucial in the reconstruction of severe thermal burn contracture of the hand. A thin, pliable flap with a long vascular pedicle is required. We describe our experience with the reversed posterior interosseous artery flap in nine patients over a 5-year period for this surgical indication. All flaps survived and we were able to achieve good functional and cosmetic outcomes with minimal donor morbidity. We believe that the reversed posterior interosseous flap is the excellent option for the first web space reconstruction. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Reconstruction of the first web space in severely burned hand by the reverse posterior interosseous flap

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-008-0285-4
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Abstract

First web space widening is crucial in the reconstruction of severe thermal burn contracture of the hand. A thin, pliable flap with a long vascular pedicle is required. We describe our experience with the reversed posterior interosseous artery flap in nine patients over a 5-year period for this surgical indication. All flaps survived and we were able to achieve good functional and cosmetic outcomes with minimal donor morbidity. We believe that the reversed posterior interosseous flap is the excellent option for the first web space reconstruction.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 2008

References

  • Bone-lengthening or symbrachydactyly of the hand with the technique of callus distraction
    Miyawaki, T; Masuzawa, G; Hirakawa, M; Kurihara, K
  • Local flaps in hand surgery
    Giunta, RE

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