1. Free full-thickness skin grafts from the sole of the foot have been used to resurface thirteen defects on the volar surface of the hand in eleven patients.
2. The cosmetic, as well as the functional, aspect of the sole grafts appears to be far superior to other types of free skin grafts.
3. The donor site on the sole of the foot has been resurfaced with a free fullthickness skin graft from the inguinal area.
4. There has been no significant disability due to the scars or the grafts on the feet in our series of cases.
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