Near-Infrared Vein Visualization in Index Finger Pollicization

Academic Article


  • Near-infrared vein visualization devices allow for noninvasive identification of superficial veins. During index finger pollicization, preservation of the dorsal veins is important for protecting blood outflow from the digit. Near-infrared vein visualization devices can be used to identify the location of the dorsal veins prior to skin incision, allowing increased confidence during dissection. We describe the use of this device to identify veins during index finger pollicization.
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  • Ficke BW; Ransom EF; Oakes JE
  • Start Page

  • 481.e1
  • End Page

  • 481.e2
  • Volume

  • 42
  • Issue

  • 6