International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9096

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Kwesi Okumanin Nsaful

Department of Reconstructive Surgery and Burns Unit 37 Military Hospital, Accra, Ghana

  • Case Report   
    Use of Homodigital Reverse Island Flaps for Digital Reconstruction-The Perspective of a Reconstructive Surgery Unit in Accra, Ghana
    Author(s): Kwesi Okumanin Nsaful* and Stephane Gentil

    Several Local flaps can be used for the reconstruction of digital soft tissue defects with exposure of tendons and/or phalanges. The homodigital flap is a versatile option. This article discusses the use of the homodigital reverse vascular island flap-a regional, axial-patterned skin flap in the reconstruction of distal digital defects. Methods: 6 patients with a soft-tissue defect at the distal part of the finger were treated by homodigital island flaps for reconstruction. We evaluated the active range of motion of the involved finger, and the patient's satisfaction with the appearance of the finger after reconstruction. Results: All patients admitted to a good functional outcome. The donor site morbidity was minimal. The take of the split-thickness skin graft to the flap donor site was generally good. However one pati.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2329-9096.21.9.598

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