Management of Distal Traumatic Median Nerve Painful Neuromas and of Recurrent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Hypothenar Fat Pad Flap

Timothy Tollestrup, Carolyn Berg, David T. Netscher

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Abstract

The hypothenar fat pad flap receives segmental blood supply from the ulnar artery in Guyon's canal. It is easy to elevate and mobilize and can provide protective covering and a gliding surface for the median nerve during secondary nerve surgery in the distal forearm and carpal tunnel. It is locally available and can be used without making additional surgical incisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1010-1014
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010

Keywords

  • fat flap
  • hypothenar
  • Recurrent carpal tunnel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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