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Pollicization for Congenital Thumb Aplasia Using the Second Dorsal Metacarpal Artery as the Vascular Pedicle: Case Report.
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PMID:  21295924     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The author presents the case of a child with bilateral thumb hypoplasia. Pollicization of the left index finger with grade 4 thumb hypoplasia was attempted and abandoned, apparently because of anomalous vascular anatomy. A secondary procedure identified a substantial second dorsal metacarpal artery that connected with a palmar-ulnar digital vessel at the level of the metacarpal neck. Successful pollicization was performed using the second dorsal metacarpal artery and its venae comitantes as the vascular pedicle.
Michael A Tonkin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1531-6564     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609631     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Am     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Hand Surgery and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, University of Sydney, Royal North Shore Hospital, St. Leonards, New South West Wales, Australia.
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