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          VOLUME 37 / ISSUE 1


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11 - Toe to thumb transfer in traumatic amputation

Kemal Uğurlu, Ümran İleri, Ayşin Karasoy, Ercan Çakmak, Lütfü Baş

Loss of finger in a hand is a serious loss from point of functional and aesthetic problem. Forty percent of all function require a healty thumb. Aim of thumb reconstru is to constitute a thumb which has an ideal length and carance with maximum stability, motion ability and sense Great toe and second toe are the most appropriate alter ves which have these properties for achievement of the fuonal, sensational and aesthetic goals. Left second toe transplanted to right thumb stump of a male patient who 26 years old and whose right thumb was avulsed 7 month in an accident. A satisfying result regarding the oriy length, sensation and cover restoration and cosmetic het was obtained postoperatively.

Keywords: Thumb, amputation, toe to thumb transfer

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