The proximal inset thenar flap for fingertip reconstruction

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Summary Modifications of the thenar flap are described (hat permit a larger area of skin and volume of tissue to be transferred for digital reconstruct ion while permitting primary closure of the flap donor site. By means of insetting the flap initially into the proximal portion of the finger defect, a more secure blood supply for this larger volume of tissue is obtained and a more natural restoration of digital length, pulp contour, and nail matrix support is achieved at the final insetting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)698-702
Number of pages5
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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