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Successful repair of total hand degloving injury by avulsed skin in situ replantation through vascular transplantation: a case report

Authors Wang Y, Rui Y, Zhou J, Li F, Wu Y, Liu J

Received 4 December 2017

Accepted for publication 21 May 2018

Published 17 August 2018 Volume 2018:14 Pages 1429—1433


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Deyun Wang

Yapeng Wang,* Yongjun Rui, Jiandong Zhou,* Fengfeng Li, Yongwei Wu, Jun Liu

Department of Hand Surgery, Wuxi No 9 People’s Hospital Affiliated to Soochow University, Wuxi 214000, People’s Republic of China

*These authors contributed equally to this work

Abstract: A 35-year-old man presenting with right-sided total hand skin degloving injury due to crushing of printing machine was reported in this study. The superficial vein of forearm was transplanted intraoperatively to reconstruct the blood supply, and the avulsed skin was replanted in situ. The patient was followed-up for 2 years, and satisfactory results and functional recovery were achieved.

Keywords: hand skin degloving injury, vascular transplantation, microsurgery, surgical skills

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