Cross-finger flap

Nicholas Galardi, Morad Askari

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter details essential steps of a cross-finger flap to repair volar defect of finger or thumb. The flap is harvested from the adjacent finger and inset into the palmar wound defect; a full-thickness skin graft is harvested from the antecubital fossa and sutured at the flap donor site. Indications, possible complications, essential steps, postoperative care, and operative dictation are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783319406312
ISBN (Print)9783319406299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Antecubital fossa
  • Cleland’s ligament
  • Finger flap
  • Full-thickness skin graft
  • Volar defect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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