digital artery


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digital artery

The digital arteries run with the digital nerves along the medial and lateral sides of each finger.
See: brachial artery for illus.
See also: artery
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The digital artery perforator flap can be used in all transverse or side oblique amputations with exposed bone.
Patients who refuse immobilization and/or do not wish to have their fingers remain attached for 2-3 weeks were alternatively treated with digital artery perforator flap.
Reconstruction of fingertip defects with digital artery perforator flap.
The pronated position of the thumb compared to other digits poses a technical challenge, especially in cases, where the ulnar digital artery and nerve are used as recipients.
The little finger ulnar palmar digital artery perforator flap: Anatomical basis.
He had a skin defect measuring 2.5 cm x 4 cm and a nearly 2-cm defect involving flexor digitorum profundus and radial side of the digital artery and digital nerve [Figure 3 a].
These measurements are closer to the diameter of the digital artery which makes SUPBRA an ideal free flap for repairing digital defects and facilitating anastomosis.
[8] report that the ulnar palmar digital artery in this location, on the average, ramifies into more than three perforator vessels.
As in this case, if the proximal part of thumb digital artery could not be used, main trunk of the first dorsal metacarpal artery can easily be anastomosed with the distal part of thumb digital artery through the vein graft.

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