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Topic: Microsurgical Flaps in Repair and Reconstruction of the Hand

A special issue of Plastic and Aesthetic Research

ISSN 2349-6150 (Online), ISSN 2347-9264 (Print)

Submission deadline: 30 Dec 2022

Guest Editor(s)

  • Prof. Andrea Figus

    Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.

    Plastic Surgery and Microsurgery Unit, University Hospital of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.

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  • Dr. Filippo Boriani

    Department of Plastic Surgery and Microsurgery, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy.

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  • Dr. Paolo Sassu

    Department of Orthoplastic Surgery, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy.

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Special Issue Introduction

Hand surgery has evolved dramatically in the last decades. This organ is seen as the closest projection of the human brain and represents a connection to the outer environment. The complexity of hand anatomy and physiology warrants an equally complex and sophisticated approach to research specific hand parts and functions, and surgical research has aimed in this direction. Today, the goal of hand and reconstructive microsurgery is not only to repair the hand outer layers, but to restore bone, tendons, fascia, joints and muscular function.

Advances in microsurgery-based hand repair and reconstruction emphasize the shape and aesthetics of the hand as they are part of its function, and the hand is a grasping organ with great mobility and flexibility in which contour, cosmesis and function are closely related.

The special issue will cover the most updated techniques for metacarpal and phalangeal reconstruction, bone repair and microsurgical revascularization, complex microsurgical reconstructions of soft tissues including tendons, joints, vessels and nerves, and an in-depth elaboration of novel venous flaps. Last but not least, allogenic as well as robotic reconstruction will be included, with a focus on the most likely future perspectives for microsurgical hand reconstruction. The readers will find this special issue a delightful read as well as a valuable up-to-date addition to their professionalism in this attractive field.

Submission Deadline

30 Dec 2022

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