Modern Plastic Surgery

Volume 10, Issue 3 (July 2020)

ISSN Print: 2164-5213   ISSN Online: 2164-5280

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Case Report

The Combination of Moberg Flap with V-Y Advancement and Reverse Adipofascial Cross Finger Flap for Coverage of Degloving Injury of the Thumb-Case Report

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DOI: 10.4236/mps.2020.103007    230 Downloads   461 Views  

ABSTRACT

We report a case of 22 years old male patient who is a worker in a factory and sustained degloving injury of his left thumb in a machine while working. There was loss of the pulp of the thumb extending circumferentially to the dorsal aspect with loss of the skin of the terminal phalanx and part of the proximal phalanx. The nail and germinal matrix were lost with exposure of the bone and extensor pollicis longus tendon insertion. The thumb was totally covered with a combination of two flaps: Moberg flap with V-Y advancement was used to cover most of the volar surface of the thumb and reverse adipofascial cross finger flap from the adjacent index finger was used to cover the dorsal surface and the tip of the thumb. The reverse adipofascial cross finger flap was covered with split thickness skin graft. Three weeks later this flap was divided and the thumb was mobilized freely. The patient had a full range of movement of the thumb and index finger with few settings of physiotherapy postoperatively. We recommend combining both of these flaps to reconstruct degloving injury of the thumb as they provide near adjacent tissue of similar texture, preserve sensation at the volar aspect of the thumb and also avoid the complications of the distant flaps.

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Emil, M. , Habib, D. , Ameri, O. and Mansoori, D. (2020) The Combination of Moberg Flap with V-Y Advancement and Reverse Adipofascial Cross Finger Flap for Coverage of Degloving Injury of the Thumb-Case Report. Modern Plastic Surgery, 10, 56-61. doi: 10.4236/mps.2020.103007.

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