Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Sep 6, 2019; 7(17): 2562-2566
Published online Sep 6, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i17.2562
Supermicrosurgery in fingertip defects-split tibial flap of the second toe to reconstruct multiple fingertip defects: A case report
Ke-Lie Wang, Zi-Qing Zhang, Joseph A Buckwalter, Yi Yang
Ke-Lie Wang, Zi-Qing Zhang, Department of Microsurgery and Hand Surgery, the Longgang Orthopedics Hospital of Shenzhen, Shenzhen 518116, Guangdong Province, China
Joseph A Buckwalter, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52240, United States
Yi Yang, Department of Microsurgery and Orthopedic Trauma, the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510080, Guangdong Province, China
Author contributions: Wang KL, Zhang ZQ and Yang Y were responsible for conception and design, acquisition of data and drafting the article and performed the surgery; Buckwalter JA revised the article.
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Corresponding author: Yi Yang, MD, PHD, Surgeon, Department of Microsurgery and Orthopedic Trauma, the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, No. 58 Zhongshan Road 2, Guangzhou 510080, Guangdong Province, China.
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Received: March 29, 2019
Peer-review started: April 4, 2019
First decision: June 19, 2019
Revised: June 27, 2019
Accepted: July 20, 2019
Article in press: July 20, 2019
Published online: September 6, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: Injuries to multiple fingertips pose a significant treatment dilemma. Numerous reconstructive options exist, all with the ultimate goal of restoring function and sensibility to the injured fingertips. We present a case of a split tibial flap of the second toe utilized to treat multiple fingertip injuries, resulting in satisfactory restoration of function and sensation. This report provides a novel reconstructive option for the management of multiple fingertip injuries and demonstrates the utility of supermicrosurgery in management of these injuries.