- West-Japanese Society of Orthopedics & Traumatology
- 整形外科と災害外科 (ISSN:00371033)
- vol.47, no.4, pp.1204-1206, 1998-09-25 (Released:2010-03-16)
We performed finger reconstruction by the toe-to-finger transfer on 15 cases. 6 cases were reconstructed for small finger amputation.We utilized a third toe-to-finger transfer for the reconstruction.Informed consent is an important fector.8 case were finger reconstruction for the multiple digits (more than 3 digits), for which we have used a II toe-to-finger transfers were used.5 of these cases had undergone amputation at the metacarpal level.The total active motion of these 5 cases was 40° on average.As for the full range of motion of the thumb, all 5 cases were able to pinch well.Improved finger function was seen, but prostheses is required for ehhancement of cosmesls.