Reconstructive surgery

Common Tendon Transfers

Dec 24, 2019 by in Reconstructive surgery Comments Off on Common Tendon Transfers

Key Wordstendon transfers, median nerve palsy, radial nerve palsy, ulnar nerve palsy, claw hand   Synopsis Tendon transfers can be used to restore hand and wrist function after a nerve…

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Thumb Hypoplasia Reconstruction

Dec 24, 2019 by in Reconstructive surgery Comments Off on Thumb Hypoplasia Reconstruction

Key Wordshypoplastic thumb, Blauth classification, index pollicization, Fanconi anemia, Pouce flottant – “floating thumb”   Synopsis Almost any deficiency of the thumb compromises the function of the hand. Differences range…

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Polydactyly Reconstruction

Dec 24, 2019 by in Reconstructive surgery Comments Off on Polydactyly Reconstruction

Key Wordsthumb duplication, triphalangeal thumb, Wassel classification, radial polydactyly, central polydactyly, ulnar polydactyly, mirror hand, ulnar dimelia   Synopsis Polydactyly of the hand refers to the presence of an extra…

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Cerebral Palsy Surgery

Dec 24, 2019 by in Reconstructive surgery Comments Off on Cerebral Palsy Surgery

Key Wordscerebral palsy, thumb-in-palm deformity, EPL tendon rerouting, wrist flexion contracture, adductor release   Synopsis Cerebral palsy is a disorder of the central nervous system affecting body movement and muscle…

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Replantation

Dec 24, 2019 by in Reconstructive surgery Comments Off on Replantation

Key Wordsreplantation, revascularization, amputation, fingertip or digit amputation   Synopsis The term replantation is used when there is surgical reattachment of a completely amputated body part. In contrast, when there…

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Splinting and Hand Therapy Principles

Dec 24, 2019 by in Reconstructive surgery Comments Off on Splinting and Hand Therapy Principles

Key Wordsshort-term medical mission (STMM), orthosis/orthoses, splinting, hand therapy, lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs), visiting medical team (VMT)   Synopsis This chapter presents information to guide hand therapists in providing…

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Compartment Syndrome Treatment

Dec 24, 2019 by in Reconstructive surgery Comments Off on Compartment Syndrome Treatment

Key Wordsacute compartment syndrome, fasciotomy   Synopsis Acute compartment syndrome is a surgical emergency with diverse etiologies. Acute compartment syndrome is classically described clinically with “the 6 P’s”: pain, pallor,…

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Lower-Extremity Trauma Reconstruction

Dec 24, 2019 by in Reconstructive surgery Comments Off on Lower-Extremity Trauma Reconstruction

Key Wordsextremity, limb, trauma, salvage, reconstruction, leg, foot, knee, amputation   Synopsis Management of lower-extremity trauma involves a multidisciplinary approach that usually requires full trauma evaluation. The decisions for amputation…

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