Electrical injuries comprise about five percent of burn admissions in the United States.1 Through multiple mechanisms, electricity may cause severe injury and is a frequent cause of extremity loss in the setting of high voltage. Due to significant soft tissue destruction, electrical injury generates complex reconstructive needs for limb-salvage, cosmesis, and return of function. This case presents a report of a low-voltage electrical injury resulting in loss of the nondominant index fingertip that necessitated cross-finger flap reconstruction, resulting in an acceptable cosmetic and functional digit.
Lundy, Jonathan MD and Chan, Rodney MD
"Unique Use of Cross-Finger Flap for Reconstruction of an Index Fingertip Electrical Injury,"
Tennessee Medicine E-Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: http://ejournal.tnmed.org/home/vol1/iss2/3