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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065405/fingertip-reconstruction-with-a-posterior-interosseous-artery-perforator-flap-a-minimally-invasive-procedure-for-donor-and-recipient-sites
#1
Satoshi Usami, Mutsumi Okazaki
BACKGROUND: A posterior interosseous artery perforator flap is used for small defects and leaves no functional disturbance at the flap donor site. This report aimed to describe our experience with the transfer of this flap for fingertip defects and the evaluation of postoperative function. METHODS: In total, 11 flaps were used for 13 fingertip reconstructions in 11 patients. Two patients had two finger defects simultaneously covered with one bridge flap, and five flaps were harvested in true perforator flap style...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057323/reconstruction-of-two-fingertip-amputations-using-a-double-thenar-flap-and-comparison-of-outcomes-of-surgery-using-a-single-thenar-flap
#2
Yu-Jun Kwon, Byung-Moon Ahn, Jae-Sung Lee, Yong-Gum Park, Hyun-Jun Ryu, Yong-Chan Ha
BACKGROUND: Although thenar flap for single fingertip amputation is a common and popular surgical technique, double thenar flap technique for patients with two fingertip amputations has rarely been reported in the literature. The purpose of this case-control study was to introduce the double thenar technique and compare the clinical outcomes between single thenar flap and double thenar flap surgical treatments. METHODS: From January 2005 to December 2014, 92 patients with single fingertip amputations were treated with thenar flap (Group I) and 28 patients with two fingertip amputations were treated with double thenar flap (Group II)...
December 28, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012353/impact-of-timing-of-cranioplasty-on-hydrocephalus-after-decompressive-hemicraniectomy-in-malignant-middle-cerebral-artery-infarction
#3
Tobias Finger, Vincent Prinz, Evelyn Schreck, Alexandra Pinczolits, Simon Bayerl, Thomas Liman, Johannes Woitzik, Peter Vajkoczy
OBJECTIVE: Patients with malignant middle cerebral artery infarction frequently develop hydrocephalus after decompressive hemicraniectomy. Hydrocephalus itself and known shunt related complications after ventriculo-peritoneal shunt implantation may negatively impact patientś outcome. Here, we aimed to identify factors associated with the development of hydrocephalus after decompressive hemicraniectomy in malignant middle cerebral artery infarction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 99 consecutive patients with the diagnosis of large hemispheric infarctions and the indication for decompressive hemicraniectomy were included...
December 9, 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940039/management-strategy-for-congenital-thumb-differences-in-paediatric-patients
#4
REVIEW
G Dautel
Congenital thumb anomalies are common and have a major impact given the specific functional role of the thumb. They may occur alone or as part of a multiple congenital anomaly syndrome. The primary goal of surgical management is to improve or restore pincer grip. In patients with 'congenital' trigger thumb, the A1 pulley must be released if the interphalangeal joint remains in fixed flexion. Thumb duplication is generally managed by reconstruction of the thumb from the predominant (ulnar-based) digit; the accessory (radial-based) digit is excised after collection of its tissue components needed for the reconstruction programme...
December 8, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904754/polymethylmethacrylate-imbedded-with-antibiotics-cranioplasty-an-infection-solution-for-moderate-and-large-defects-reconstruction
#5
Paulo Valdeci Worm, Tobias Ludwig do Nascimento, Fabricio do Couto Nicola, Eduardo Farias Sanches, Carlos Fernando Dos Santos Moreira, Luiz Pedro Willimann Rogério, Marcelo Martins Dos Reis, Guilherme Finger, Marcus Vinicius Martins Collares
BACKGROUND: In cases where autologous bone graft reconstruction is not possible (such as comminuted fractures, bone graft reabsorption, or infection) and the use of synthetic material is required, polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) use is a safe and efficient solution. Studies comparing the incidence of postoperative complications between autologous and synthetic cranioplasty are heterogeneous, not allowing a conclusion of which is the best material for skull defects reconstruction. Current medical literature lacks prospective well-delineated studies with long-term follow-up that analyze the impact of antibiotic use in PMMA cranial reconstruction of moderate and large defects...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901645/fenestrated-adipofascial-reverse-flap-a-modified-technique-for-the-reconstruction-of-fingertip-amputations
#6
Francesco Idone, Andrea Sisti, Juri Tassinari, Giuseppe Nisi
AIMS OF THE STUDY: Fingertip injuries can be treated in different ways, including shortening with primary closure, skin graft, and local or distant flaps. Several local flaps for the reconstruction of the amputated fingertip were described. We present our experience with a new concept of homodigital adipofascial reverse flap that avoids the second surgical stage and allows a complete and anatomically perfect reconstruction of nail bed, with preservation of the nail lamina. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between March 2014 and February 2015, five patients with digital amputations (distally to the nail matrix) were treated using the Fenestrated Adipofascial Reverse (F...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895538/syndactyly-release
#7
REVIEW
Tara L Braun, Jeffrey G Trost, William C Pederson
Syndactyly is one of the most common congenital hand anomalies treated by pediatric plastic surgeons. Established principles of syndactyly separation dictate the timing and order of syndactyly release, with the goals of surgery being the creation of an anatomically normal webspace, tension-free closure of soft tissue, and return of function to the fingers. Numerous surgical methods have been described, many of which involve the use of local flaps to reconstruct the commissure and full-thickness skin grafts for coverage of raw areas...
November 2016: Seminars in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857526/functional-salvage-of-a-hand-after-unsuccessfull-attempt-of-replantation
#8
Ileana Rodica Matei, Alexandru Valentin Georgescu
Amputation by crush injuries generally represents a contraindication for replantation, and especially when the lesion is caused by the summation of multiple concomitant traumatic mechanisms. We present the case of a 22 year- old female who arrived in our service with a crush/torsion amputation of all long fingers at the metacarpo-phalangeal level of the right hand. After the unsuccessful attempt of replantation, the functional reconstruction of the hand was achieved by using a double free flap transfer: anterolateral thigh perforator flap (ALT) and digital block transfer of second and third toes...
2016: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845962/anatomical-study-of-cutaneous-venous-flow-of-the-palm
#9
Baek-Kyu Kim, Heeyeon Kwon, Nobuaki Imanishi, Hak Chang
BACKGROUNDS: Various flaps elevated from the palm have been widely used for finger and hand reconstruction. Recently, perforator-based free flaps or venous free flaps have received popularity due to several advantages. The cutaneous venous system has been chosen as the circulatory outlet when designing and harvesting the flap from the palmer area due to the small size and thin nature of the flap. However, there have been few descriptions about the anatomy of the palmar cutaneous veins...
November 15, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833299/hatchet-flap-and-rotation-flap-for-distal-dorsal-finger-defect-reconstruction
#10
Jyoshid R Balan
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May 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833279/free-toe-pulp-flap-for-finger-pulp-and-volar-defect-reconstruction
#11
Jyoshid R Balan
BACKGROUND: Fingertip injury requiring flap cover is very common in the modern era. The ideal cover should fulfill both functional and aesthetic improvement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From June 2015 to April 2016, we performed seven free toe pulp flaps for finger defect reconstruction. All patients were males. Five flaps were done in emergency post-traumatic cases, and two were done in elective set up. The cases included reconstruction of three thumbs, one index and one ring finger in an emergency set up and two ring fingers in the elective...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811675/a-new-species-of-semi-terrestrial-freshwater-crab-crustacea-decapoda-brachyura-potamidae-from-the-central-highlands-of-vietnam
#12
Van Tu Doweld, Van Dong Dang, Thi Kim Thu Cao, Ngoc Khac Hoang
A new species of semi-terrestrial crab of the family Potamidae, Rathbunamon chumomrayense sp. nov. is described from Chu Mom Ray National Park, the Central Highlands of Vietnam. The new species can be distinguished from R. lacunifer (Rathbun, 1904), the only other species in the genus, by a suite of characters, including the slightly more rugose anterolateral regions, confluent epigastric and postorbital cristae that are sinuous, less convex anterolateral margins, relatively shorter fingers of the chelipeds, and the terminal segment of the male first gonopod being slightly curved outwards, with narrower dorsal flap...
October 31, 2016: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810154/algorithmic-approach-to-the-prevention-of-unnecessary-fasciotomy-in-extremity-snake-bite
#13
Arif Türkmen, Metin Temel
BACKGROUND: In the literature, there is a lack of a consensus about the occurrence of the compartment syndrome due to the snake bites. There are different concepts for the surgical treatment of the threshold value of the chamber pressure. There are many different classifications and assessment criteria for the snakebites. PURPOSE: There is not any appropriate classification in order to the assessment of extremity snake bites while making a decision for fasciotomy...
December 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781975/ifssh-scientific-committee-on-skin-coverage-2015-report
#14
T Giesen, R Adani, S Carmes, C Dumontier, D Elliot, M Calcagni
Skin coverage in hand reconstruction is a challenging and vast chapter in hand surgery; covering every aspect of it in a report is simply not feasible. Therefore, this report focuses on a few specific topics. The coverage of anatomical regions like the fingertips is common ground for hand surgeons worldwide, but in the last 10 years, various refinements have been published in order to optimize the reconstruction of this organ. Nevertheless, in many emergency departments, the amputation of badly injured fingertips, including the thumb, remains the preferred treatment...
October 2016: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770192/reconstruction-of-totally-degloved-fingers-a-novel-application-of-the-bilobed-spiraled-innervated-radial-artery-superficial-palmar-branch-perforator-flap-design-provides-for-primary-donor-site-closure
#15
Zhenglin Chi, Peng Yang, Dajiang Song, Zan Li, Liang Tang, Weiyang Gao, Yonghuan Song, Tingang Chu
INTRODUCTION: To investigate the results of resurfacing completely degloved digits using bilobed innervated radial artery superficial palmar branch (RASPB) perforator flap in a spiral fashion. METHODS: A detailed anatomic study on 30 adult fresh frozen cadavers preinjected with silicone rubber compound to demarcate arterial anatomy documented locations, numbers, and diameters of arteries and skin perforators with surrounding nerves. The flap-raising procedure was performed using four fresh cadaver specimen...
October 21, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717838/replantation-or-revascularization-for-the-treatment-of-hand-degloving-injuries
#16
Guangliang Zhang, Jihui Ju, Guangzhe Jin, Linfeng Tang, Yi Fu, Ruixing Hou
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore effective strategies of replantation or revascularization for the treatment of hand degloving injuries. METHODS: Ten patients who had received replantation or revascularization surgery for hand degloving injury between 2002 and 2014 were included for this study. The average age at the time of surgery was 34.5 years (range 18-49 years). There were nine left and one right hand replantations. The cause of injury was an industrial machine press in all of them...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687797/histological-investigation-of-common-insensate-flaps-obtained-from-the-hand-and-forearm-regions-for-use-in-fingertip-reconstruction
#17
Satoshi Usami, Mutsumi Okazaki, Tomohisa Nitta, Noriko Uemura, Tsutomu Homma, Keiichi Akita
OBJECTIVE: Many skin flaps have been described for fingertip reconstruction; however, they have not been compared histologically. The aim of this study is to compare the histological features of common insensate flaps that are used for fingertip reconstruction. METHOD: Skin from fingertips and common flap donor sites on the hand and forearm of cadavers were harvested. This study investigated four histological characteristics, namely thickness of the epidermis and dermis; the ratio of collagen to elastic fibres (C/E ratio) in subdermal tissues, and distribution densities of Merkel cells and Meissner's corpuscles...
August 15, 2016: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650188/importance-of-initial-management-and-surgical-treatment-after-hydrofluoric-acid-burn-of-the-finger
#18
Hyun Ho Han, Byung Yeun Kwon, Sung No Jung, Suk-Ho Moon
Occupational injuries to digits due to hydrofluoric acid (HFA) are frequently encountered. They have distinctive features, including intense pain, progressive tissue necrosis, and possible bone erosion. To minimize tissue damage, it is of great importance to execute prudent preoperative assessment and determine the correct surgical modality to reconstruct and maintain the function of the hand. However, proper protocols for fingers have not been presented in previous studies. Eight cases with HFA burn to digits were presented to the emergency room...
September 17, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609218/clinical-application-of-a-free-radial-artery-superficial-palmar-branch-flap-for-soft-tissue-reconstruction-of-digital-injuries
#19
S H Lee, S J Cheon, Y J Kim
: Unsuccessful reconstruction of injured fingers can lead to poor outcomes. The aim of this article was to investigate the clinical application of the radial artery superficial palmar branch flap for soft-tissue reconstruction of the finger. We treated 125 patients with various finger injuries who underwent free radial artery superficial palmar branch flap reconstruction between October 2010 and March 2015. There were 46 distal finger injuries, 25 distal finger amputation following failed replantation and 54 palmar digital injuries with tendon, bone or joint exposure requiring soft-tissue reconstruction...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27592025/sensate-hypothenar-perforator-free-flap-for-resurfacing-large-volar-surface-defect-of-the-digit
#20
Bommie Florence Seo, Byung Yeun Kwon, Hyun Ho Han
In this report we present a case of large sized volar surface defect of a digit reconstructed by hypothenar perforator free flap coverage. A 57-year-old male patient presented with a 5 × 2 cm sized avulsive injury on his left little finger involving near total loss of the volar surface. The perforator arteries of the hypothenar area were identified around 5-15% on the x-axis and 25-50% on the y-axis (y-axis: a line from the pisiform base to the metacarpophalangeal joint, x-axis: a line perpendicular to the y-axis...
September 4, 2016: Microsurgery
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