Pre-expanded and Prefabricated Abdominal Superthin Skin Perforator Flap for Total Hand Resurfacing

Chunmei Wang, Junyi Zhang, Sifen Yang, Ping Song, Lun Yang, Lee Li-Qun Pu

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Abstract

Reconstruction of the postburn hand remains a challenge for surgeons. For cosmetic and functional requirements, the desired flap should be thin enough to ensure the flexibility of the hand. Conventional perforator flaps serve as a viable option when reconstructing the postburn hand to regain functionality. However, limitations include the discrepancy in tissue thickness and the difficulty with donor site closure. Thus, a preexpanded superthin skin perforator flap is an ideal choice for postburn hand reconstruction, with the trade-off being a longer treatment course (3–4 months), but with results that satisfy both patients and their surgeons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-177
Number of pages7
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • Finger reconstruction
  • Hand reconstruction
  • Pre-expansion
  • Prefabricated abdominal flap
  • Superthin perforator flap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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