TechniqueThe Wrap-Around Flap in Thumb ReconstructionDoi, Kazuteru M.D.; Hattori, Yasunori M.D.; Dhawan, Vikas M.D.Author Information President and Chairman, Ogori Daiichi General Hospital, Ogori, Yamaguchi-ken, Japan, Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yamaguchi University School of Medicine, Ube, Yamaguchi-ken, Japan. Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Ogori Daiichi General Hospital, Ogori, Yamaguchi-ken, Japan. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Kazuteru Doi, M.D., Ogori Daiichi General Hospital, Shimogo 862-3, Ogori, Yamaguchi-ken 754-0002, Japan; E-mail: [email protected] Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery: September 2002 - Volume 6 - Issue 3 - p 124-132 Buy Abstract The wrap-around flap became the most popular technique for reconstruction of an amputated thumb, because it can create an aesthetic and functional replica of missing thumb without losing any toes. It provides length, stability, and adequate sensibility for a functional pinch and grasp. Nevertheless, long-term results revealed complications of donor site and reconstructed thumb. In this article, we describe our recent version of the wrap-around flap technique and discuss its complications and ways of preventing them. © 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.