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.
- fat flap
- Recurrent carpal tunnel
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine