Evaluation of function and appearance of adults with untreated triphalangeal thumbs.

@article{Zuidam2010EvaluationOF,
  title={Evaluation of function and appearance of adults with untreated triphalangeal thumbs.},
  author={J. Michiel Zuidam and Marjolein de Kraker and Ruud W. Selles and Steven E. R. Hovius},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 7},
  pages={1146-52}
}
PURPOSE Triphalangeal thumb is a congenital malformation characterized by an additional phalanx of the thumb. Although surgical treatment of this condition is common practice, in the past this was not generally advised. Therefore, a population with an untreated triphalangeal thumb is still present. The purpose of this study is to compare function and appearance of adults with an untreated triphalangeal thumb to a normal population. METHODS Twelve adults with 23 hands with an untreated… CONTINUE READING