A latissimus dorsi muscle flap was used to simultaneously resurface the dorsal index, middle, and ring fingers of a 10-year-old child who had sustained a severe abrasion burn from a go-kart injury. Rather than performing multiple individual flaps, or a single flap in which a secondary division procedure would have been needed, the flap was divided into three vascular territories, permitting a single-stage reconstruction. Use of this strategy minimized the need for prolonged rehabilitation, and the functional outcome was optimized.
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Borschel, G.H. A Three-Subunit Latissimus Dorsi Muscle Free Flap for Single-Stage Coverage of the Hand and Three Adjacent Fingers. HAND 5, 99–101 (2010) doi:10.1007/s11552-009-9208-5
- Vascular territory
- Free tissue transfer
- Free flap
- Dorsal hand wound
- Hand trauma
- Partial free flap
- Free muscle flap
- Hand reconstruction