Posttraumatic Finger Reconstruction with Microsurgical Transplantation of Toes
Wallace, Christopher G
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This article outlines current methods of toe transplantation as applied to posttraumatic finger reconstruction (excluding the thumb). Key points that are important during the initial assessment and surgical treatment of such injuries are addressed. Reconstructive options for distal and proximal finger injuries, single and multiple finger injuries, and metacarpal hand injuries are presented, and the timing of toe transplantation procedures is discussed. Finally, additional concepts and techniques that, with experience, have proved useful for optimizing functional and esthetic results are highlighted, along with schemes for motor and sensory rehabilitation.