In the article by Yan-Feng Li and Shu-Sen Cui that appeared in the November 2005 issue of the Journal (“Innervated Reverse Island Flap Based on the End Dorsal Branch of the Digital Artery: Surgical Technique” Vol. 30A, No. 6, pp 1305–1309), the author list should have read as follows:
Yan-Feng Li, MD, MSc, Shu-Sen Cui, MD, PhD, Department of Hand Surgery, The Third Clinical Hospital, University of JiLin ChangChun, JiLin. P.R. China.
Corresponding author: Dr. Yan-Feng Li, Department of Hand Surgery, The Third Clinical Hospital, University of JiLin, 126 XianTai Street, ChangChun, JiLin 130033, P.R. China; e-mail: [email protected]
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- Innervated Reverse Island Flap Based on the End Dorsal Branch of the Digital Artery: Surgical TechniqueJournal of Hand SurgeryVol. 30Issue 6
- PreviewFingertip or pulp loss of the fingers is observed frequently in unskilled workers. To reconstruct a sensate fingertip or pulp we designed the innervated reverse island flap based on the end dorsal branch of the digital artery, which was harvested from the dorsum of the middle phalanx. The sensation of the fingertip or pulp was re-established through coaptation of the proper branches of the digital dorsal nerves to the digital nerves. Three fingertip or pulp defects were reconstructed with this technique.