Secondary Management of Nonnail Perionychial Deformities: Restoring Aesthetic and Functional Subunits

Nikola Lekic, Luis Scheker, David Netscher

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Abstract

Delayed finger and thumb tip reconstruction should try to optimally reconstruct perioncyhial aesthetic and functional units by replacing tissue as closely resembling the original loss as possible. Avoid thinking in terms of a “reconstructive ladder” but rather going directly to the reconstructive choice that seems most suited to the task. Some reconstructive choices may seem more attractive because of their simplicity, but may not necessarily give the best functional and aesthetic result. Free flaps and the newer advancements with vascular island flaps give many more and versatile reconstructive options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-96
Number of pages20
JournalHand Clinics
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021

Keywords

  • Chronic injuries
  • Fingertip deformity
  • Fingertip reconstruction
  • Hand flaps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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