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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Hoang, NT; Staudenmaier, R; Hoehnke, C 
Title:
Case reports: thumb reconstruction using amputated fingers. 
Abstract:
Reconstruction of an irreparably amputated thumb in multiple digit amputations using amputated fingers can considerably improve hand function and allows creation of a newly transplanted thumb with acceptable cosmetic and functional attributes. However, the surgery is challenging and rarely reported. We report six cases using this procedure in patients with crushed thumbs unsuitable for replantation. In four of the patients, the remnant of the index finger was replanted on the thumb stump and in...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Clin Orthop Relat Res 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
466 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
1996-2001 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0009-921X 
TUM Institution:
Hals-, Nasen-, Ohrenklinik und Poliklinik