H Relton McCarroll

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BACKGROUND Congenital longitudinal deficiencies of the radius and thumb are known to be associated with one another; however, the details of their relationship are unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine whether increased severity of radial deficiencies is associated with increased severity of thumb deficiencies and to review the relationship(More)
PURPOSE Children with radial longitudinal deficiency have very short forearms. The Ilizarov method of distraction osteogenesis has been used to increase extremity length, but results differ with the underlying condition and the limb being lengthened. The purpose of this study is to examine retrospectively the outcomes of Ilizarov lengthening of the ulna in(More)
The abductor digiti minimi is one of several muscles described as transfers for restoration of thumb opposition, a critically important function. This operation, also known as the Huber opponensplasty, is most commonly used for reconstruction of opposition in children with type 2 or 3a thumb deficiency, when it is often combined with Z-plasty of the(More)
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