Mustafa Yasin Hatipoğlu

Orthopedics and Traumatology/Hand Surgery, Private Clinic, Ankara, Türkiye

Keywords: Composite tissue replantation, microsurgery, thumb, thumb arteries.


The primary goal is to preserve thumb integrity and functionality to the greatest extent possible, even in cases involving very small amputated parts. In this article, we present a case in whom the seemingly non-replantable dorsal skin-nail composite tissue of the thumb could be successfully replanted with a single artery anastomosis. No additional procedures were required, and complete recovery was achieved. In conclusion, given the unique vascular structure of the thumb, all amputated parts should be carefully evaluated for replantation. Replanting a partially amputated finger yields superior functional and cosmetic outcomes compared to any reconstructive method.

Citation: Hatipoğlu MY. Thumb dorsal skin composite tissue replantation: A case report. Jt Dis Relat Surg 2024;35(3):1-5. doi: 10.52312/jdrs.2024.1783.