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Title: Long-term results after vascularized joint transfer for finger joint reconstruction
Author(s): HIERNER R
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume: 60 Issue: 23 Date: 2004
Long-term results after vascularized joint transfer for finger joint reconstruction
Vascularized complete joint transfer from the finger or the second toe offers the unique possibility to reconstruct a joint defect at the thumb or fingers using autologous tissue, which fully preserves its growth potential. Whenever possible the "tissue-bank-concept" according to CHASE should be applied in finger joint reconstruction using a vascularized joint graft from either an amputated or a worthless digit.