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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/01.prs.0000436831.73323.88
Hand/Peripheral Nerve: Original Articles

Soft-Tissue Coverage of the Hand: A Case-Based Approach

Eberlin, Kyle R. M.D.; Chang, James M.D.; Curtin, Catherine M. M.D.; Sammer, Douglas M. M.D.; Saint-Cyr, Michel M.D.; Taghinia, Amir H. M.D.

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Abstract

Summary: Adequate soft-tissue coverage of the hand is paramount to achieve optimal aesthetic and functional results in patients with complex hand defects. In this article, the authors present four illustrative clinical cases and discuss potential reconstructive modalities. For each scenario, two surgical options are discussed: one established and one nontraditional method of reconstruction. The authors’ preferred method and technical pearls for execution are presented.

CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic, V.

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