Phalangization of the First and Fifth Metacarpals: INDICATIONS, OPERATIVE TECHNIQUE, AND RESULTS

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Phalangization of the thumb metacarpal (ten cases), fifth metacarpal (ten cases), or of both the thumb metacarpal and the fifth metacarpal (four cases) was performed in patients with severe mutilation of the hand. After a thorough discussion of the anatomy, technique, and indications, the results in twenty-four hands are presented. All phalangizations resulted in improvement in function in the twenty-four hands.

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