Pollicization of the index finger for traumatic thumb amputation.

@article{Ishida2006PollicizationOT,
  title={Pollicization of the index finger for traumatic thumb amputation.},
  author={Osamu Ishida and Yasunori Taniguchi and Toru Sunagawa and Osami Suzuki and Mitsuo Ochi},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={117 3},
  pages={909-14}
}
BACKGROUND Indications for pollicization of the index finger have decreased since the toe-to-thumb transfer and wraparound flap have been developed for thumb reconstruction. Pollicization, however, remains a useful method of thumb reconstruction depending on the amputation level, age, and patients' requests. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the authors' results and to clarify indications for pollicization. METHODS Eight patients treated by pollicization of the index finger after… CONTINUE READING

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