Thumb reconstruction with a free neurovascular wrap-around flap from the big toe

W A Morrison, B M O'Brien, A M MacLeod
Journal of Hand Surgery 1980, 5 (6): 575-83
Thumb reconstruction requires accurate functional and esthetic approximation to the original. Accepted methods generally have some deficiencies, particularly in appearance, and frequently the secondary morbidity is unacceptable. A method of thumb reconstruction with the use of an iliac crest bone graft and a free neurovascular "wrap-around" flap from the big toe is described that combines the attributes of previous methods without their secondary morbidity.

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