Volume 10

Number 02 July 2020
Treatment and Outcome of Soft Tissue Defect of Finger

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Md. Shoeb-Ur-Rashid1 , Ayesha Hanna2 , Chhamita Sultana Chhanda3 , Mousumi Kar4

Background: One of the most common hand wound is a finger injury. The activity of the entire hand is affected by finger Pain or shortened finger impairs the function of the whole hand. The proper coverage will prevent many of the distressing sequels of the finger injuries such as painful scar, cold sensitivity, poor perception, etc. for hand surgery professionals; soft tissue repair after finger damage may be difficult. Methods: In a prospective study between January 2017 to July 2022 consisting of 30 patients with soft tissue loss of finger were treated with different local flaps. The duration of follow-up from 10th POD to 9th months. Subjective and objective evaluation was done and graded as excellent, good, and poor. Results: In this series 16(53%) CFF, 6(20%) V-Y A flap, 3(10%) FTSG, 1(3.33%) FDMA flap, 2(6.66%) HDT flap and 2(6.66%) Fillet flap done. 22(73.33%) patient had good, 2(6.66) had excellent and rest 6(20%) had poor finger movement. 18(60%) patients had no tenderness during finger movement. 6(20%) had slight, 4(13.33%) had moderate and 2(6.66%) patient had marked tenderness and 2(6.66%) had moderate disability. 25 (83.33%) had normal two point discrimination. Conclusion: The main goals of finger reconstruction are to restore or recreate a responsive pain-free finger of maximum possible length, rapid healing, and a short period of functional impairment that is fully mobile.