Fingertip amputations: Coverage, local and regional flaps

David T. Netscher, J. B. Stephenson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In this chapter, the authors first discuss the evidence for and against using traditional alternatives to local and regional flaps. Next, the indications for using flaps are proposed, as well as a classification system that favors flap type over defect type. Various techniques are described as well as the author’s preferences. Finally, complications of flaps are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFingertip Injuries
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis, Management and Reconstruction
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783319132273
ISBN (Print)9783319132266
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Heterodigital island flap
  • Homodigital island flap
  • Local flap
  • Retrograde flap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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