Composite grafts in the management of fingertip injuries

S. T. Lee, Hsian-Jenn Wang, T. M. Chen, Y. M. Tung, J. Y. Soong, T. Y. Cheng

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Fourteen consecutive patients with 15 fingertip amputations were treated with composite graft from April 1992 to March 1993 in Tri-Service General Hospital. Nine were male and five, female. Their ages averaged 29 years old. Follow-up averaged seven months. The survival rate was 86.7% (13/15). Six (46.2%) patients had hypersensitivity to cold. The averaged 2-point discrimination was 3.9 mm. The conclusion was the Types I, II, III amputation could be replaced as composite grafts and Type IV amputation needs microsurgical replantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2268-2277
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Surgical Association Republic of China
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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