Innervated Sensory Cross-Finger Flap (ISCF)
The purpose of this study is to introduce a new operative technique for reconstruction of fingertip degloving injury.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||The Innervated Sensory Cross-finger Flap Based on the Dorsal Branch Artery for Reconstruction of Fingertip Degloving Injury|
- static 2-point discrimination test and the range of motion are used for evaluation of outcomes [ Time Frame: at least 4 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2001|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Procedure: The innervated sensory cross-finger flap
Incidence of fingertip degloving injury is common and can result in functional morbidity. A cross-finger flap based on the dorsal branch artery (DBA) including sensory nerve is a useful reconstructive technique.In our modification, the innervated sensory flap is vascularized by the DBA, both its pedicle is narrow and its coverage is extended, the projecting tip of exposed distal phalanx of adjacent digits therefore can be wrapped.