Department of hand surgery & Microsurgery.

Cross Finger Flap

Fingers are our tools for working. As we use it often for our work and daily activities it may get injured sometimes.

Some injuries involve loss of tissue from the finger which can shorten the finger or make it difficult to use for day to day activities.

The injured finger can be brought back to its near normal shape and function. Cross finger flap helps to achieve that aim.

Flap means tissue with skin and underlying fat and fascia. Since this particular flap is harvested from the adjacent finger, it is called a “cross finger “ flap. It is a very reliable way of reconstructing the amputated finger tip.