New flap for widening of the web space and correction of palmar contracture in complex clasped thumb

Mostafa Mahmoud, Hisham Abdel-Ghani, John Elfar

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In our experience, previous flaps designed for correction of the skin deficiency in complex clasped thumb do not sufficiently address the palmar contracture of the deformity. Moreover, the index finger flap, previously described by Ezaki and Oishi, provides insufficient skin at its apex with the possibility of incomplete correction and the frequent need of a thenar release incision. This article describes a flap designed for widening of the narrow thumb-index web space and release of the palmar thumb contracture in cases of congenital clasped thumb. This flap provides sufficient correction of the palmar contracture and at the same time provides adequate width and depth of the thumb-index web space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2251-2256
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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