The Rubber Glove Osteotomy Method for Soft Tissue Retraction in Digital Replantation
In trans-phalangeal finger replantation, osteotomy and bone osteosynthesis are crucial to achieve optimal possible functional outcomes. A 10 x 10 centimeters piece of rubber surgical glove with a small 2 millimeters puncture hole is cut with a No. 11 surgical blade. After periosteal elevation is performed, the amputated phalanx, distal or proximal, is passed through and a mosquito or babcock is used to provide stability during manipulation.