Index pollicization: an evolution of ideas and techniques from a paediatric orthopaedic institution

Peter R. Carter, Marybeth Ezaki, Scott N Oishi

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Abstract

Pollicization has been a very successful procedure in the treatment of specific types of hypoplastic thumb. Although much has remained the same since early descriptions of the procedure in the 1800s and 1900s, refinements over the years have made it safer and more predictable. Over the years at our institution we have studied, modified and refined our incisions to produce a new thumb that is aesthetically pleasing with excellent function. We present our technique for pollicization along with pearls and pitfalls we have discovered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery: European Volume
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

Keywords

  • hypoplastic thumb
  • Pollicization
  • radial dysplasia
  • radial longitudinal deficiency
  • thumb reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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