Functional reconstruction of traumatic composite metacarpal defects with fibular osteoseptocutaneous free flap

Chih Hung Lin, Fu Chan Wei, Eduardo D. Rodriguez, Yu Te Lin, Chien Tzung Chen

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Abstract

The fibular flap provides several advantages in one stage composite metacarpal reconstruction:(1) excellent skeletal size match for the metacarpus; (2) manipulation of multiple segmental fibular struts in contiguous or alternating parallel arrangement; (3) space without hindrance for intrinsic extensor tendon reconstruction (Brand's method) provided by osteotomies; (4) flexibility for skin paddle inset because of septocutaneous perforators; and (5) shortened patient disability time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)605-612
Number of pages8
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume116
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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