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Rerouting Vessels and Nerves From Other Digits in Replanting an Avulsed and Degloved Thumb.

Pho, Robert W. H. F.R.C.S.; Chacha, Pesi B. M.D.; Yeo, Khee Q. F.R.C.S.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: September 1979
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SUMMARY: In avulsion and degloving injuries of amputated thumbs, we have rotated nearby neurovascular bundles and dorsal digital vessels to restore circulation and sensation. This has been done in 5 patients, and 3 thumbs survived with preservation of length and good function.

(C)1979American Society of Plastic Surgeons