Use of Artificial Dermal Substitute as a Bridge in Complex Finger Reconstruction

Few reports exist regarding the use of an artificial dermal substitute ([ADS] Integra™) in the treatment of finger injuries. This retrospective case series evaluated the use of ADS as a bridge for finger reconstruction following complex injuries. The authors’ facility treated 26 complex finger injury patients using ADS. Graft take was 92.3% (22/26), with most patients experiencing satisfactory range of motion (88.5% or 23/26). The authors conclude that ADS, as a bridge for reconstruction of complex finger injuries, offers advantages, such as improved contour, functionality, and decreased need for native flaps. Read full article here

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Morgan P. Lorio, MD, FACS; Sarah Howell, BS, MS; and Brandon M. Lewis, AS are from the Neuro-Spine Solutions, P.C., Bristol, TN. Georgios Ziakas, MD is from Grundy Surgical, Richmond, TX. Kimberly Masker, CHT is from The Hand Center, Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, TN.

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