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Toe transfer for congenital hand defects

C J Eaton, G D Lister
Microsurgery 1991, 12 (3): 186-95
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Toe-to-hand transfer is a well-established reconstructive option for certain congenital hand anomalies. It is the only technique which can add growth potential to the immature skeleton. Toe transfer is best suited for constriction ring amputations, which have relatively normal proximal anatomy. Transfers should be performed early in life to avoid lack of cortical integration of the new part. Anatomic variations of both hand and foot are often encountered, which influence both operative approach and functional prognosis. Indications, techniques, and complications are reviewed.

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