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Title: Principalization of pollicization of the index finger in congenital absence of the thumb
Authors: Foucher, Guy
Medina, Jose
Lorea, Patrick
Pivato, Giorgio
UNESCO Clasification: 321315 Traumatología
Keywords: Congenital Differences
Malformations
Pollicization
Thumb Hypoplasia
Issue Date: 2005
Journal: Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery 
Abstract: After reviewing our experience with pollicization in congenital cases of thumb hypoplasia or aplasia, we found that classic techniques have several weak points concerning function and appearance. Abduction is frequently inadequate, and adduction is quite weak. Esthetically the thumb has a slender aspect, the web fold is absent, and the commissure looks more like a cleft. We tried to prioritize the issues to propose some technical modifications for improvement of function and appearance.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/76891
ISSN: 1089-3393
DOI: 10.1097/01.bth.0000164509.88340.b7
Source: Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery [ISSN 1089-3393], v. 9 (2), p. 96-104, 2005
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