Functional Improvement with Free Vascularized Toe-to-hand Proximal Interphalangeal (PIP) Joint Transfer


Kuzu İ., Kayan R., Öztürk K., Güneren E.

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY-GLOBAL OPEN, vol.6, no.7, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/gox.0000000000001775
  • Title of Journal : PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY-GLOBAL OPEN

Abstract

Background: Reconstruction of small joints of fingers is still challenging in hand surgery. Implant arthroplasty and arthrodesis have some limitations in the reconstruction of small finger joints. Free vascularized PIP joint transfer from second toe to finger is a promising autogenous reconstructive alternative.