VASCULARIZED FLAP FROM THE METACARPAL ARTERY TO THE LITTLE FINGER, DUE TO TRAUMATIC AMPUTATION: A CASE REPORT

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Daniel Esteban Castanier Palacios
Dr. Jorge Gustavo Cordero Yanza

Keywords

Metacarpal artery, Reconstructive surgery, Vascularized flap

Abstract

Background, Defects of the soft tissues of the fingers are rare but catastrophic entities, associated with partial amputations of traumatic origin. When talking about the creation of a vascularized flap in the hand, one must take into account the difficulty involved in carrying out carrying out one of these procedures, due to the limited availability of donor tissues in the area, in this case the rotation of the metacarpal artery of the fourth space is performed, a rare procedure not documented in the country; Presentation of the case, we have a 21-year-old female patient, of mixed race, who suffers a traumatic amputation by hydraulic press, Allen classification IV; Expected conclusions, the reader should know the alternatives that can be carried out for the creation of vascularized flaps in the hand after traumatic amputations, in addition to knowing the technique to generate an impact and it can be used in other health homes.

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