cross-finger flap

cross-finger flap

a flap designed on the volar or (more commonly) dorsal surface of one finger and used to reconstruct the opposing surface of an adjacent finger or the thumb of the same hand. The donor site is closed with a skin graft. In a second stage 2-3 weeks later, the pedicle is divided and the fingers separated.
See also: cross flap.
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3] Local flap coverage like V-Y pasty, [4,5] Volar advancement flap [6,7&8] and cross-finger flap [9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17] and homodigital neurovascular flap.
During the study period, we were able to enrol 72 patients operated either by cross-finger flap or by splitthickness skin graft (36 subjects in each group).
Duration of surgery was assessed at the time of surgery between cross-finger flap and split thickness skin graft groups.
The mean duration of surgery for cross-finger flap was 80.
097, which suggests that the operating time for cross-finger flap was more than split thickness skin graft procedure.
The aim of our study was to compare two different methods of surgery, the cross-finger flap and STSG in the treatment of fingertip injury.
Overall, it can be concluded that cross-finger flap coverage is an ideal option for treatment of fingertip injury.
Cross-finger flap for reconstruction of fingertip amputations: long-term results.
Post-Operative 14th Day, Vascularised, Inserted Cross-Finger Flap for Detachment
Severe tissue loss in critical finger pulps can be resolved with either a thenar or cross-finger flap.
4] Ulkur E et al concluded that proximal interphalangeal joint can be released by transverse incision and ample resection of scarred tissue, and the resulting palmar skin defect that cannot be covered by using the finger's own flaps or cross-finger flap can be covered by combined use of cross-finger and side-finger transposition flaps.
Cross-finger flaps may be used when the entire distal volar aspect of the thumb has been avulsed.