Reconstruction of the thumb with a trimmed-toe transfer technique

F C Wei, H C Chen, C C Chuang, M S Noordhoff
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1988, 82 (3): 506-15
The trimmed-toe transfer is a new modification of the existing great-toe transfer technique for thumb reconstruction. This procedure was devised to circumvent patient concerns regarding overly large reconstructed digits following total great-toe-to-hand transfer. This technique involves reduction of both the bony and soft-tissue elements along the medial aspect of the transferred great toe in order to produce a more normal sized thumb. Follow-up of the initial 20 patients from 1983 to 1986 demonstrates good stability, grip strength, and pinch strength. Although compared with total great-toe transfer a modest reduction in joint motion of trimmed toes has been observed, the overall appearance and usefulness of the reconstructed thumbs have been excellent.

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