Composite grafts of skin and subcutaneous fat harvested from the glabrous non-weight-bearing areas of the foot were used to graft 34 fingertips after separation of 23 complete syndactyly webs in 13 patients. Simple complete syndactylies accounted for 17% and complex complete syndactylies accounted for 83%; synonychia was encountered in 70%. Follow-up averaged 13.9 months (minimum, 2 months, maximum 33 months). All patients had 100% take of the composite graft. Subjective gradings were 94% good, 6% fair, and there were no poor results. This technique provides a relatively normal contour and satisfactory pad to the fingertip.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine