Unipedicled laterodigital transposition flap for covering dorsal longitudinal skin defects in multi-digit injuries

J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2011 Mar;36(3):179-84. doi: 10.1177/1753193410385614. Epub 2010 Nov 2.


A variety of flaps have been described to treat longitudinal soft tissue defects located on the dorsal aspect of the fingers. We report 13 dorsal soft tissue defects in four patients in which unipedicle laterodigital transposition flaps were used for reconstruction. This flap is especially useful for the reconstruction of long and narrow defects located on the dorsal region of the fingers in multi-digit injuries.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cohort Studies
  • Female
  • Finger Injuries / complications
  • Finger Injuries / pathology
  • Finger Injuries / surgery*
  • Finger Joint / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures*
  • Range of Motion, Articular / physiology
  • Recovery of Function
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Surgical Flaps*
  • Treatment Outcome