Vascularized Spare Parts Reconstruction of Hand Gunshot Injury

Nathan Patrick, Alexander Payatakes

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Abstract

Reconstruction of extensive traumatic bone and soft tissue deficits in the hand often presents a significant challenge. We present a case of a gunshot wound managed with a resourceful "vascularized spare parts" reconstruction in which a single compromised digit provided two separate vascularized tissue transfers. A rarely reported pedicled phalanx restored osseous stability, a digital fillet flap achieved soft tissue coverage, and the flexor tendons reanimated the hand. An excellent functional and cosmetic result was obtained and the patient was able to return to manual labor within six months of injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-395
Number of pages5
JournalThe journal of hand surgery Asian-Pacific volume
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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