[Thumb Lengthening Following Amputation at the Proximal Phalanx using a Semicircular Distraction Ring Fixator: Results of 5 Cases].

Bodmer, Elvira Susanne; Meier, Rahel; Slongo, Theddy; Vögelin, Esther (2017). [Thumb Lengthening Following Amputation at the Proximal Phalanx using a Semicircular Distraction Ring Fixator: Results of 5 Cases]. Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, plastische Chirurgie, 49(1), pp. 42-46. Thieme 10.1055/s-0043-102685

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Traumatic amputation of the thumb at the proximal phalanx or the metacarpophalangeal joint can be treated by distraction lengthening depending on the location of the amputation, the patient's age, occupation and functional demands. We report the results of proximal phalanx lengthening in 5 patients using a semicircular ring-type external fixator device. This prototype was developed at our clinic in collaboration with a specialised small company (Rotomed AG, Allmenstrasse 4, CH-4512 Bellach, www.rotomed.ch) based on the principles of Ilizarov's external fixator. In all patients, subjective and objective results were satisfactory (26.2 mm distraction length and an average Michigan Hand Outcome Score of 82.2%) without any rotational/axial deformities or complications requiring revision surgery.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Orthopaedic, Plastic and Hand Surgery (DOPH) > Clinic of Plastic and Hand Surgery > Hand Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Orthopaedic, Plastic and Hand Surgery (DOPH) > Clinic of Plastic and Hand Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Meier, Rahel; Slongo, Theddy and Vögelin, Esther

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0722-1819

Publisher:

Thieme

Language:

German

Submitter:

Veronika Picha

Date Deposited:

26 Jun 2017 14:17

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2017 14:17

Publisher DOI:

10.1055/s-0043-102685

PubMed ID:

28423441

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/99451

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