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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2012;17(4):183-190.
Published online December 30, 2012.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12790/jkssh.2012.17.4.183   
Reconstruction of the Digit Using Anterolateral Thigh Perforator Flap
Sun Hee Park, Hak Soo Kim, Seong Eon Kim
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Pohang SM Christianity Hospital, Pohang, Korea. pskim690@naver.com
Received: 24 October 2012   • Revised: 6 December 2012   • Accepted: 6 December 2012
Abstract
Purpose
We reported the results of the digit reconstruction using anterolateral thigh perforator flap followed by delayed debulking operation.

Methods
We retrospectively reviewed all patients with digital injury who underwent anterolateral thigh perforator flap and delayed debulking operation. Ten digits in 8 patients were included. Three months after the last operation, the circumferences of the reconstructed digits were measured.

Results
There were no partial or complete flap necrosis. Average circumferences of the reconstructed digits were 111 percent (range: 104-120 percent) of those of the normal digits.

Conclusion
Anterolateral thigh perforater flap and delayed debulking operation is a good option for the reconstruction of the large soft tissue defect of the digit.
 


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