A new surgical procedure for little toe polysyndactyly without skin graft

Annals of Plastic Surgery
Naoshige Iida, Ayako Kotake

Abstract

We developed a new operative procedure involving the combination of 5 flaps to treat little toe polysyndactyly. We applied this procedure to 4 toes of 3 patients who had severe polysyndactyly involving skin fusion of the area from the distal interphalangeal joint to the periphery. In all 3 patients, this procedure allowed easy transfer of the flaps, caused no tension to the wound during skin suturing, and did not disrupt blood flow through the flap. The morphology of all 4 toes was favorable, and no scarring was evident. A sufficiently deep fourth interdigital space was created with this procedure without the need for skin grafting.

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Jul 24, 2012·Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery : JPRAS·Naoto YamadaEiju Uchinuma
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Aug 19, 2016·Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open·Naoshige Iida, Ayako Watanabe
May 17, 2017·Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open·Toru MiyanagaAkiko Yamashita

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