Thumb Amputation FDMA Flap – Franko

Thumb Amputation FDMA Flap – Franko

History: 25 year-old male injured his left thumb using a table saw resulting in an amputation of the thumb at the level of the interphalangeal joint. X-rays showed a partial thumb amputation.  He came to the emergency department with pain, disability, and bleeding. 

Diagnosis: Left thumb amputation at interphalangeal joint

Treatment: First dorsal metacarpal artery island flap

Outcome: He developed full healing and full use of his thumb within 2 months without difficulty.