Pollicization has been a very successful procedure in the treatment of specific types of hypoplastic thumb. Although much has remained the same since early descriptions of the procedure in the 1800s and 1900s, refinements over the years have made it safer and more predictable. Over the years at our institution we have studied, modified and refined our incisions to produce a new thumb that is aesthetically pleasing with excellent function. We present our technique for pollicization along with pearls and pitfalls we have discovered.
- hypoplastic thumb
- radial dysplasia
- radial longitudinal deficiency
- thumb reconstruction
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