pollicization


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pol·li·ci·za·tion

(pol'i-si-zā'shŭn),
Construction of a substitute thumb.
[L. pollex, thumb, + -ize, to make like, + -ation, state]

pol·li·ci·za·tion

(pol'i-sī-zā'shŭn)
Construction of a substitute thumb.
[L. pollex, thumb, + -ize, to make like, + -ation, state]

pollicization

(pŏl″ĭs-ī-zā′shŭn) [L. pollex, thumb]
The plastic surgical procedure of constructing a thumb from adjacent tissues.
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Finally, for types IV and V, pollicization is performed [4,6,7].
As the limitation, it may cause fractures or deformity of the donor's toe and it is not more functional than pollicization. Overall, this method has two advantages.
These surgeries were an ulnarization in August on the structure on the inside of his arm to strengthen it, followed by a pollicization on his hand which he has just returned from, where his index finger was moved into the position where a thumb would normally be.
When the thumb cannot be replanted due to severe damage, either the least damaged finger in multiple finger injuries should be replanted in the place of the thumb or a later pollicization procedure or toe to thumb transfer to improve function.
461, 500 (2008); Eyal Peleg, Privatization as Pollicization: Privatized Bodies in Public Law (2005).
The family was offered a left syndactyly release and ablation of the hypoplastic thumb with pollicization of the index finger.
Concurrently, the thumb was reconstructed by pollicization of the remaining index finger, and the skin defect was covered with a skin graft.
Principles of pollicization are used during the one-stage thumb reconstruction.
The case reported herein, of AVM of the thumb, was treated by thumb amputation and subsequent reconstruction with pollicization. The patient remains free of recurrence after 2 years and uses the pollicized thumb for daily activities.
When the CMC is intact, options include toe-to-thumb transfers and pollicization of either an injured or uninjured digit.