P R Zellner

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For restoring the opposition of the thumb in lesions of the median nerve, numerous surgical procedures have been reported. In severe injuries with considerable scarring in the palmar wrist area the motor muscles of the forearm are useless and if the ulnar nerve is equally involved, opposition cannot be restored even with the Huber-Nicolaysen-Littler(More)
The importance of considering the possibility of later thumb replacement during the primary treatment of the injured thumbless hand is pointed out. Even a functionless long finger or a part of it which can be later used for a thumb reconstruction should be retained, as in such a hand its loss may be otherwise irreplaceable. The rare indication for primary(More)
A 60 year old female patient was referred to us with the diagnosis of a traumatic rupture of the flexor pollicis longus tendon. Because of disturbances in sensitivity in the superficial branch of the radial nerve, we carried out a neurological examination. A mild polyneuropathy was found, but there was no evidence against the presence of a trauma-induced(More)
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