Distraction lengthening of the proximal phalanx in distal thumb amputations


Cansu E., Unal M. B. , Parmaksizoglu F., Gurcan S.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA, cilt.49, sa.3, ss.227-232, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3944/aott.2015.14.0292
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.227-232

Özet

Objective: Thumb amputation is a major cause of hand dysfunction, and the treatment for distal thumb amputations remains controversial. Although finger reconstruction methods using distraction lengthening are known to restore finger length and function, we found no reports in the literature regarding phalangeal lengthening in thumb amputations. We aimed to evaluate proximal phalangeal lengthening in thumb amputations at or near the interphalangeal (IP) joint.