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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 110-113

The application of VY advancement flap in the reconstruction of fingertip injuries: Report of two cases


1 Department of Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery Unit, Imo State University Teaching Hospital, Orlu, Imo State, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea, Cameroon

Correspondence Address:
Ifeanyi Charles Nwagbara
Department of Surgery, Imo State University, P.M.B 2000, Owerri, Imo State
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/phmj.phmj_24_19

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The V-Y advancement flap reconstruction technique as modified by Atasoy et al. is a reliable method for the management of fingertip amputations. It preserves the normal contour of the finger, helps pad the fingertip, preserves normal sensation and facilitates quick return to work. In this report, we present two cases of fingertip injuries that were managed by the V-Y flap advancement technique.


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