Reconstruction of thumb pulp defects using a modified kite flap.

@article{Zhang2011ReconstructionOT,
  title={Reconstruction of thumb pulp defects using a modified kite flap.},
  author={X Zhang and Xinzhong Shao and Chunzhen Ren and Zhijie Zhang and Sumin Wen and Jianxin Sun},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={36 10},
  pages={
          1597-603
        }
}
PURPOSE We report on a modified kite flap for the reconstruction of thumb pulp defects. We performed nerve repair to improve thumb pulp sensation. METHODS From May 2005 to December 2008, 42 thumbs in 42 patients were treated. The average size of the thumb pulp defects was 2.1 × 2.6 cm (range, 1.6 × 1.8 cm to 2.8 × 3.1 cm). The mean flap size was 2.5 × 2.9 cm (range, 1.8 × 2.2 cm to 3.2 × 3.5 cm). The radial branch of the second dorsal digital nerve was coapted to one of the proper digital… CONTINUE READING

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