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Extended Hueston Flap: New Solution for Primary Closure.

A new interesting article has been published in J Hand Microsurg. 2018 Dec;10(3):155-157. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1636833. Epub 2018 Mar 20. and titled:

Extended Hueston Flap: New Solution for Primary Closure.

Authors of this article are:

Brambullo T, Dalla Venezia E, Vindigni V, Bassetto F.

A summary of the article is shown below:

Thumb tip injuries are very common in hand trauma, and several flaps are available to restore the defect. One of them is the Hueston flap. It is very simple and quick to harvest, but it could lead to donor site problems. The variant “radial extended” of this flap, proposed in this article, allows a primary closure of donor site avoiding making scar on contact areas subject to frequent use. We performed this technique in a clinical case that presented a distal thumb amputation with good aesthetic result and satisfactory function.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as:

fingertip injury;flap;thumb amputation

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