Salvage of completely degloved finger with a posterior interosseous free flap

Shao Liang Chen, Giuen Hsueng Chou, Tim Mo Chen, Hsian-Jenn Wang

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The use of a free posterior interosseous skin flap should be considered in a single digit degloving injury, especially when replantation of the avulsed skin or the use of skin from the second toe, transferred as a composite-tissue flap, is not feasible. The flap is thin and pliable. It allows early mobilisation with good recovery of joint motion and attains protective sensation of the finger.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-71
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Plastic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes



  • Digital degloving
  • Hand
  • Posterior interosseous flap
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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