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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 288--292

Hypothenar island flap: A safe and excellent choice for little finger defects


1 Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Artvin Public Hospital, Artvin, Turkey
3 Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Yozgat Public Hospital, Yozgat, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Mehmet Tapan
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Talatpasa Boulevard Number: 5, Altindag/Ankara
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-0358.173127

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Soft-tissue defects of the little finger are challenging especially when bone, tendon or vascular pedicle is exposed because of trauma. The hypothenar island flap is easy to harvest and has a good colour and texture match to the little finger pulp. We present nine clinical cases of soft tissue defects of the little finger covered using the reversed hypothenar fasciocutaneous island flap. This article intends to highlight the ease of elevation and good clinical results of the hypothenar flap which is rarely used.






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