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Free fat autotransplantation for the cosmetic treatment of first web space atrophy.
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PMID:  7486744     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The results of free fat autotransplantation for the correction of first web space atrophy were reviewed for 25 patients who sustained war injuries resulting in ulnar nerve palsies. In anticipation of partial graft resorption, a 30% overcorrection of the first web space deformity was performed compared with the normal hand. Average follow-up was 5 years. All patients were satisfied with their cosmetic results. Whereas 21 patients (84%) demonstrated less bulk when compared to their normal side, 4 (16%) retained slight overcorrection of the web space. After 1 year of follow-up, there was no further evidence of graft resorption. There were no long-term complications. We conclude that free fat autotransplantation for the cosmetic correction of atrophy of the first web space is a safe and effective procedure. Although graft resorption was encountered, overcorrection provided patients with dramatic cosmetic improvement.
F Ghobadi; M Zangeneh; B J Massoud
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of plastic surgery     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0148-7043     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Plast Surg     Publication Date:  1995 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-11-30     Completed Date:  1995-11-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805336     Medline TA:  Ann Plast Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-200     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Paterson, NJ, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / transplantation*
Follow-Up Studies
Hand / surgery*
Paralysis / complications
Surgery, Plastic / methods*
Transplantation, Autologous
Ulnar Nerve

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