The Neurovascular V-Y Advancement Flap: Revisiting a Novel Technique to Bridge Segmental Digital Nerve Defects up to 13mm.

  • Lucy Elizabeth Homer Department of Plastic Surgery, Whiston Hospital, UK.
  • Samuel George Department of Plastic Surgery, Whiston Hospital, UK.
  • Irfan Khan Department of Plastic Surgery, Whiston Hospital, UK.

Abstract

Digital nerve injuries can result in significant morbidity and loss of earning potential. This should ideally be repaired primarily but may require the use of grafting, conduits or allografts. We present a technique to achieve a tension free primary digital nerve repair using a homodigital V-Y advancement flap. Follow up at 3 months showed no difference in 2 point discrimination compared to the contralateral side. This technique adds to the surgeon’s armamentarium when faced with nerve defects that are less than 15mm but still too large for a conventional primary repair.

Published
2019-11-24
How to Cite
HOMER, Lucy Elizabeth; GEORGE, Samuel; KHAN, Irfan. The Neurovascular V-Y Advancement Flap: Revisiting a Novel Technique to Bridge Segmental Digital Nerve Defects up to 13mm.. Journal of Orthoplastic Surgery, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 84-86, nov. 2019. ISSN 2631-7982. Available at: <http://journaloforthoplasticsurgery.com/index.php/JOPS/article/view/50>. Date accessed: 13 dec. 2019.