Retroauricular vs. inguinal donor site for full-thickness skin grafts in syndactyly repair

Most surgeons recommend the use of full thickness skin grafts (FTSGs) for syndactyly repair in order to achieve a tension free reconstruction and prevent web creep. The inguinal region, cubital fossa and wrist are all well recognised donor sites for...

Surgical exposures of the hand

This paper by Watt and Chung gives the reader an overview of hand anatomy, comments upon the aesthetics of hand surgery and summarizes some surgical approaches to the hand. The introduction presents a concise overview of the relevant anatomy of...

The role of thrombolytics in acute and chronic occlusion of the hand

In keeping with much of this edition of the Hand Clinics journal, this article accurately and appropriately sets out the background, epidemiology and current approach to management of acute and chronic upper limb ischaemia. The background sections ease the reader...

The role of botulinum toxin in vasospastic disorders of the hand

We were interested to read the review article by Dr Neumeister titled, The Role of Botulinum Toxin in Vasospastic Disorders of the Hand. The paper provided a thorough summary of Raynaud phenomenon, including the history of the disorder, associated conditions,...

Hand Flaps

This article reads as a book chapter, providing an overview of the different aps available to cover soft tissue defects in the hand. It starts off by providing a general introduction to the functional and anatomical differences of the hand,...

Exposure of the forearm and distal radius

Klausmeyer and Mudgal are a plastic surgeon from Colorado and an orthopaedic surgeon from Boston, respectively, who both specialise in hand surgery. In this article the authors describe the approaches to the forearm and distal radius. They commenced with a...

Exposures of the wrist and distal radioulnar joint

The article Exposures of the Wrist and Distal Radioulnar Joint presents its anatomical material in a logical manner, with headings and sub-headings clearly delineating the subject matter. The ‘Pitfalls’ and ‘Pearls’ sections adequately summarise the material covered, in a format...

A place for nerve transfers in your hand surgery service

The author summarises the application of nerve transfers in upper limb trauma. This is a review article and covers the principles of transfer; the indications, preoperative assessment and the whole patient journey, stressing the need for rehabilitation. The technical factors...

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