Primary toe–to–thumb transfer in the acutely avulsed thumb

Elliott H. Rose, Philip Hendel

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The case is presented of a primary’ toe–to–thumb transfer by microvascular anastomosis for reconstruction of an acute degloving amputation of the thumb. This approach is not recommended as the standard practice for this type injury, however, there were certain advantages in this patient: (1) one stage procedure, (2) restoration of length, sensibility, and cover, (3) cosmetic improvement, and (4) minimal length of hospitalization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-217
Number of pages4
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1981
Externally publishedYes


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