Thumb function and appearance in thrombocytopenia: absent radius syndrome.

@article{Goldfarb2007ThumbFA,
  title={Thumb function and appearance in thrombocytopenia: absent radius syndrome.},
  author={Charles A. Goldfarb and Rosie Wustrack and Jeffrey A Pratt and Amy Mender and Paul R Manske},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={157-61}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate thumb function and appearance in patients with thrombocytopenia absent radius (TAR) syndrome. METHODS The size and shape of the 14 thumbs in 7 patients with TAR syndrome were quantified and compared with age-matched normals. Function was assessed using a series of standardized tasks. RESULTS The thumb length averaged 73% relative to… CONTINUE READING