Pollicisation of the index finger

Pollicisation of the index finger

Pollicisation of the index finger is the treatment of choice

for reconstruction in children with congenital hypoplasia of

the thumb.1-5 Good outcomes have been reported for range

of movement, power, appearance and sensation,

 

Figure 1a – A 40-year-old man with bilateral congenital absence of the thumb with an associated

radial club hand on the right. Figures 1b and 1c – Radiographs showing pollicisation of the index finger

of the left hand in isolated congenital absence of the thumb (b) and of the right hand in radial club hand

(c).

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