Two Case Reports of Pollicization of a Previously Syndactylized Index Finger for Congenitally Absent Thumb

David T. Netscher, Firas Eladoumikdachi

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Abstract

Two patients with absent thumbs and complicated syndactyly were successfully treated by pollicization of the index finger. Prior surgical release of the index finger syndactyly and then pollicization of that digit carries with it an increased risk of neurovascular compromise, adverse placement of surgical scars, and a stiff or unstable thumb. With caution, very satisfying reconstructive results can nonetheless be attained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)607-610
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of plastic surgery
Volume51
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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