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Birth- Pollicization of the index finger for thumb reconstruction

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Description: Pollicization is the surgical creation of a thumb from a finger, usually the index finger. There are several techniques, but they have in common steps to shorten, rotate, and reposition muscles to achieve a functional and aesthetic result.

Type: Case Study
Author/Contact: Charles Eaton
Institution: E-Hand
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Jan 31 2002
Last Modified: Thu Aug 06 2009