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Microsurgical Reconstruction

  • Sang Hyun Woo
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Abstract

Microsurgical reconstructive options are available to treat thumb amputation at different levels based on author’s experience. I reference techniques used by other surgeons and identify the most suitable technique for different clinical situations. Indications and techniques for microsurgical partial or composite transfer of the great or second toe for thumb reconstruction are summarized. Different microsurgical transfer techniques suggest a great freedom of surgical choices. However, the choices are considerably restricted if all functional and cosmetic requirements are to be met. I recommend individualized surgical design and reconstruction because each case of thumb amputation is unique.

Keywords

Toe-to-thumb transfer Microsurgical reconstruction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sang Hyun Woo
    • 1
  1. 1.W Institute for Hand and Reconstructive MicrosurgeryW HospitalDaeguSouth Korea

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