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The Jacobsen Flap Technique: A Safe, Simple Surgical Procedure to Treat Dupuytren Disease of the Little Finger in Advanced Stage

Tripoli, Massimiliano MD; Cordova, Adriana MD; Moschella, Francesco MD

Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery: September 2010 - Volume 14 - Issue 3 - pp 173-177
doi: 10.1097/BTH.0b013e3181d7b22c
Techniques

The surgery for advanced stages of Dupuytren disease of the little finger is controversial. In the literature, several techniques have been described with variable reported results and postoperative complications. Percutaneous needle fasciotomy, McCash technique, and dermofasciectomy are often performed for surgical treatment but they present significant complications and limits. This study reviews our experience of using the Jacobsen flap technique, a modification of the McCash procedure. We found that the Jacobsen flap technique for the significant correction of the contracture, the low rate of complications, and the relatively simple surgical approach is an excellent alternative to percutaneous needle fasciotomy, dermofasciectomy, or amputation.

Chirurgia Plastica e Ricostruttiva, Dipartimento di Discipline Chirurgiche ed Oncologiche, Università degli Studi di Palermo

The authors have not received any funding for this work from any of the following organizations: National Institutes of Health, Wellcome Trust, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and other(s).

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Massimiliano Tripoli, MD, Chirurgia Plastica e Ricostruttiva, Dipartimento di Discipline Chirurgiche ed Oncologiche, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Via del Vespro 129, Palermo 90127, Italy. E-mail: matripoli@yahoo.it.

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