First dorsal metacarpal artery flap

Nicholas Galardi, Zubin Panthaki

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter details essential steps of a first dorsal metacarpal artery flap procedure. The dorsal flap is harvested with the first dorsal metacarpal artery providing blood supply; the pedicle is mobilized and inset into the defect site. A full-thickness skin graft from the antecubital fossa is applied to 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


  • Dorsal
  • First dorsal metacarpal artery
  • First web space
  • Palmar surface defect
  • Pedicle flap
  • Second metacarpal
  • Thumb defect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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