Technique of nonvascularized toe phalangeal transfer and distraction lengthening in the treatment of multiple digit symbrachydactyly

David T. Netscher, Eric V. Lewis

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Scopus citations

Abstract

A combination of nonvascularized multiple toe phalangeal transfers, web space deepening, and distraction lengthening may provide excellent function in the child born with the oligodactylous type of symbrachydactyly. These techniques may reconstruct multiple digits, maintaining a wide and stable grip span with good prehension to the thumb.We detail the techniques of each of these 3 stages in reconstruction and describe appropriate patient selection. Potential complications are discussed. However, with strict attention to technical details, these complications can be minimized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-120
Number of pages7
JournalTechniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2008

Keywords

  • Digital aplasia
  • Distraction lengthening
  • Toe phalangeal transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Technique of nonvascularized toe phalangeal transfer and distraction lengthening in the treatment of multiple digit symbrachydactyly'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this