Eight cases in which soft tissue expanders have been used as an adjunct to reconstruction in the hand are reported. Cases involved reconstruction after skin grafting for burns and crush injuries as well as skin resurfacing in the management of the painful hand. Patient tolerance was excellent and the final result was significantly aided by the use of this technique. The technical details of expansion as well as complications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-77
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1987


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