Fingertip injuries can be treated in different ways, including shortening with primary closure, skin grafts, and local or distant flaps. Nail bed involvement complicates fingertip reconstruction and may influence the choice of treatment. Local flaps can usually replace the pulp and provide a satisfactory functional and aesthetic result, whereas reconstruction of the fingernail apparatus is more difficult. In the period between 1998 and 2001, 12 fingertip injuries with nail bed involvement were treated with a combination of local flaps (Tranquilli-Leali and Venkataswami flaps) and the eponychial flap. The eponychial flap described by Bakhach is a backward cutaneous translation flap that lengthens the nail plate and restores a good appearance of the nail apparatus. This technique is simple to use and can be used with different flaps for pulp reconstruction.

Nail lengthening and fingertip amputations / Adani, Roberto; Marcoccio, Ignazio; Tarallo, Luigi. - In: PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY. - ISSN 0032-1052. - 112:5(2003), pp. 1287-1294. [10.1097/01.PRS.0000081463.70948.70]

Nail lengthening and fingertip amputations

Adani, Roberto;Marcoccio, Ignazio;Tarallo, Luigi
2003

Abstract

Fingertip injuries can be treated in different ways, including shortening with primary closure, skin grafts, and local or distant flaps. Nail bed involvement complicates fingertip reconstruction and may influence the choice of treatment. Local flaps can usually replace the pulp and provide a satisfactory functional and aesthetic result, whereas reconstruction of the fingernail apparatus is more difficult. In the period between 1998 and 2001, 12 fingertip injuries with nail bed involvement were treated with a combination of local flaps (Tranquilli-Leali and Venkataswami flaps) and the eponychial flap. The eponychial flap described by Bakhach is a backward cutaneous translation flap that lengthens the nail plate and restores a good appearance of the nail apparatus. This technique is simple to use and can be used with different flaps for pulp reconstruction.
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Nail lengthening and fingertip amputations / Adani, Roberto; Marcoccio, Ignazio; Tarallo, Luigi. - In: PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY. - ISSN 0032-1052. - 112:5(2003), pp. 1287-1294. [10.1097/01.PRS.0000081463.70948.70]
Adani, Roberto; Marcoccio, Ignazio; Tarallo, Luigi
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