The surgical repair of amputations of the thumb.


Twenty-four thumb mutilations have been repaired by using either whole toe transfers or portions of the big toe for reconstruction. The hallux has many of the properties uniquely suitable for thumb reconstruction. Its total sacrifice, however, leaves a significant defect in the foot, and it is usually too big to look convincing as a thumb. Essential… (More)


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@article{Morrison1980TheSR, title={The surgical repair of amputations of the thumb.}, author={Wayne A. Morrison and Brandon M O'Brien and Angus M Macleod}, journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery}, year={1980}, volume={50 3}, pages={237-43} }