The Dorsal metacarpal artery perforator flap: A case report utilizing a quaba flap harvested from a previously skin-grafted area for Dorsal 5th digit coverage

Steven H. Bailey, Danielle Andry, Michel Saint-Cyr

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Abstract

Burns to the hand are common in burn victims. These burns often leave complex wounds that require local flaps for coverage. Local flaps are often excluded because they lie within the zone of thermal injury. The purpose of this case report is to report the successful use of a Quaba flap harvested from a previously burned and skin-grafted area. The patient's medical record including pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative photographs were reviewed and utilized as sources of data. The patient tolerated the procedure well and was able to return to his previous hand therapy regimen without adverse event and with an acceptable cosmetic result. The Quaba flap can be a safe and effective option for local hand coverage even in previously burned and skin-grafted areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-325
Number of pages4
JournalHand
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Burned hand coverage
  • Dorsal hand flaps
  • Quaba flap
  • Quaba flap for burned hand coverage

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