Case Report
Volume 3 Issue 8 - 2020
Successful Reconstruction of Traumatic Finger Injury Using Integra® without Skin Graft during COVID-19 Crises
Ibraheem AlSawari1, Muneera Ben Nakhi2* and Nasser A Abdelall3
1Assistant Registrar, Department of Surgery, Adan Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait
2Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Adan Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait
3Assistant Registrar, Department of Internal Medicine, Adan Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait
*Corresponding Author: Muneera Ben Nakhi, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Adan Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait.
Received: July 13, 2020; Published: July 27, 2020


We report a case of middle-aged gentleman, who presented with delayed full thickness skin loss of the dorsal aspect of index of his dominant right hand. The defect was complex with exposed tendon of extensor indicis. Patient underwent a successful first stage reconstruction using Integra® dermal regeneration template. However, the standard second stage reconstruction with split-thickness skin graft was not carried because of COVID-19 pandemic crises, and the cancellations of all elective cases. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case that describes successful reconstruction of complex finger injury using Integra® in single stage with no secondary coverage with split-thickness skin graft.

Keywords: Traumatic Finger Injury; Integra®; Skin Graft; COVID-19


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Citation: Muneera Ben Nakhi., et al. “Successful Reconstruction of Traumatic Finger Injury Using Integra® without Skin Graft during COVID-19 Crises”. EC Clinical and Medical Case Reports 3.8 (2020): 36-42.

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