Surgical technique| Volume 42, ISSUE 12, P1040.e1-1040.e7, December 2017

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A Technique for Tripartite Reconstruction of Fingertip Injuries Using the Thenar Flap With Bone and Nail Bed Grafts

      Fingertip amputation is the most common amputation encountered by hand surgeons. Treatment decisions are multifactorial, based on mechanism, level of injury, tissue loss, associated injuries, and patient preference, among others. In this article, we present use of the thenar flap in combination with bone graft and split-thickness nail bed graft to address the tripartite loss of distal phalanx, soft tissue, and nail bed. This method allows for a full-length and functional reconstructed fingertip that is aesthetically satisfactory and does not require microsurgical techniques.

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