Restoration of apposition function in residual hand by the Ilizarov method: A case report

M. L. Samchukov, M. Ezaki, W. F. Tucker, J. D. Ross

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Abstract

A five-year-old boy is presented with multiple finger and toe amputations, secondary to meningococcemia. The child developed a bimanual use pattern of the upper extremities with a significant amount of soft tissue scarring. The left hand was reconstructed according to Ilizarov's method by a combination of distraction lengthening of the metacarpals with two mini-Hoffman distractors and gradual interdigital space widening with web deepening accomplished by a modified Ilizarov apparatus. One year after removal of the external fixation frame, the web space is preserved and the child is adapting to the pincer-like function of his hands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-16
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin: Hospital for Joint Diseases
Volume53
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993

Keywords

  • bone lengthening
  • external fixators
  • hand injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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