Complex thumb injury repaired with a flap


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Severe thumb injury due to a rotavator with a complex fracture, a tendon injury and loss of skin

The tendon has been repaired

The index finger is being dissected to raise a skin flap to cover the back of the thumb wound

The skin flap has been raised ready to be moved with its own artery and vein

The flap has been moved over to the thumb and the wounds stitched

The area of the skin from the back of the index finger has been covered with a skin graft

Healing at 2 weeks post-operatively. Note complete take of the skin flap and skin graft





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Bath BA1 2BT

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