Arch Plast Surg 2017 Mar 15;44(2):150-156. Epub 2017 Mar 15.
Departamento De Cirugía Plástica y Reconstructiva, Hospital Militar Central, Universidad Militar "Nueva Granada", Bogotá, Colombia.
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J Hand Surg Eur Vol 2009 Feb 17;34(1):29-34. Epub 2008 Dec 17.
Groote Schuur Hospital, The Martin Singer Hand Unit, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cape Town, South Africa.
Amputation of a digit can lead to functional and psychological problems and patients can benefit from digital prostheses. Unfortunately, standard prostheses are often unstable, particularly when fitted over short amputation stumps. Prosthesis fixation by osseointegration is widely used in oral and extraoral applications and may help avoid the problem of instability. Read More
Prosthet Orthot Int 2013 Apr 24;37(2):168-74. Epub 2012 Jul 24.
Department of Prosthodontics, Gazi University Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara, Turkey.
Background: Traumatic amputation of fingers results in a serious impairment of hand function and affects the psychological status of the patients. The implant-retained finger prostheses are an alternative treatment. The aim of this case report is to represent the use of osseointegrated implants for retention of finger prostheses in a patient with amputated thumb and index finger. Read More
Orthop Surg 2016 Aug;8(3):316-22
Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China.
Objective: This study aimed to compare the clinical and radiologic outcomes of AO titanium locking plate and screw (ATLPS) and anterograde intramedullary (AIM) fixation for treating unstable metacarpal and phalangeal fractures.
Methods: Adult patients with isolated fresh unstable metacarpal and phalangeal fractures who met the inclusion criteria were enrolled into this prospective study from July 2013. Patients were divided into ATLPS or AIM groups when they were admitted to our department after considering their work requirement, fracture complexity, and surgeon's experience and were then treated accordingly. Read More
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2016 Mar 9;69(3):305-10. Epub 2015 Nov 9.
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, Vienna, Austria; Christian Doppler Laboratory for Restoration of Extremity Function, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, Vienna, Austria. Electronic address:
Mutilated hands at the distal level may pose a challenge for reconstruction. Biological treatment options may require multiple surgical interventions and a long rehabilitation course with little hope of good functional outcome. Standard hand prostheses are also not an ideal solution, as they are too long and cumbersome for partial hand injuries. Read More