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.
of the index finger for reconstruction of the congenitally hypoplastic or absent thumb.
461, 500 (2008); Eyal Peleg, Privatization as Pollicization
: Privatized Bodies in Public Law (2005).
for thumb reconstruction in severe paediatric hand burns.
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.