Fillet flap (finger)

Jimmy H. Chim, Emily Ann Borsting, Harvey Chim

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter describes in detail the surgical steps for performing a fillet flap of a digit. Fillet flaps can be performed on essentially on any extremity and their appendages, and thus, this operative note may serve as a template/concept for improvisation to be applied as such. This procedure utilizes the “spare parts” approach for reconstruction and wound coverage. Indications, surgical steps, postoperative care, an operative dictation template, coding information and suggested readings/references 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


  • Crush
  • Digit
  • Fillet flap
  • Hand
  • Injury
  • Reconstruction
  • Spare parts
  • Wound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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