volar fingertip flap

volar fingertip flap

any one of several designs (midline volar, lateral, or bilateral) of triangular island flaps based on subcutaneous perforating vessels. Each flap is designed as a triangle with its base facing the defect, elevated, advanced, and the donor site closed primarily ("V-Y"). Moves vascularized sensate skin of similar texture and specialized quality to close soft tissue fingertip defects.
See also: V-Y flap.
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