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Long-term results of toe transfer: retrospective analysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9273902     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Between February 1966 and February 1994, 400 cases of toe transplantation were analyzed, to evaluate toe-transfer procedures in thumb and finger reconstruction. Techniques utilized included single second-toe transfer, with and without the metatarsophalangeal joint (299): second- and third-toe transfer (28); second-toe and third proximal phalanx transfer (1); second-toe with flap transfers (66); and hallux nail flap with second toe or second and third toe transfer (6). There was a survival rate of 96.5 percent, with 386 cases surviving and 14 failing. A more than 2-year follow-up was possible in 240 cases. Excellent motor and sensory function (more than 90 percent of normal) was achieved in the reconstructed fingers and thumbs, as well as satisfactory function (between 86 and 91 percent of normal) in the donor foot.
Y D Gu; D S Cheng; G M Zhang; X M Chen; J G Xu; X B Yang
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of reconstructive microsurgery     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0743-684X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reconstr Microsurg     Publication Date:  1997 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-10-28     Completed Date:  1997-10-28     Revised Date:  2011-02-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8502670     Medline TA:  J Reconstr Microsurg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  405-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Hand Surgery, Hua-Shan Hospital, Shanghai Medical University, China.
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MeSH Terms
Amputation / methods
Child, Preschool
Fingers / abnormalities,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
Retrospective Studies
Thumb / abnormalities,  injuries,  surgery*
Toes / blood supply,  transplantation*

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