Ray Transposition

  • Alan E. Freeland
  • Michael E. Jabaley
  • James L. Hughes

Abstract

Ray amputation of the long or ring fingers may be required for trauma, infection, tumor, or congenital conditions. This may leave a gap between adjacent fingers that impairs overall hand function and through which small objects may drop. The patient may have significant difficulty handling small objects, such as coins, keys, nails, screws, nuts, or bolts. One method of managing such a problem is to transpose the index finger ray to the long finger stump or the small finger ray to the ring finger stump.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan E. Freeland
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michael E. Jabaley
    • 3
    • 4
  • James L. Hughes
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Section of Hand SurgeryUniversity of Mississippi Medical CenterJacksonUSA
  2. 2.Jackson Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center, Blake Clinic for Crippled Children and Mississippi Children’s Rehabilitation CenterJacksonUSA
  3. 3.Division of Plastic SurgeryUniversity of Mississippi Medical CenterJacksonUSA
  4. 4.St. Dominic’s-Jackson Health Services Center, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, River Oaks Hospital, Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation CenterJacksonUSA
  5. 5.Division of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Mississippi Medical CenterJacksonUSA
  6. 6.Jackson Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center, Blake Clinic for Crippled Children and Mississippi Children’s Rehabilitation CenterJacksonUSA

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