Satisfaction with Hand Appearance in Children with Index Pollicization for Thumb Hypoplasia
1 month ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
Although the primary aim of pollicization is to augment function, aesthetic improvement is an important secondary aim. Satisfaction with hand appearance in children with index pollicization for thumb hypoplasia was evaluated in 18 patients at an average of 7.5 years after surgery. Patients and their parents rated the appearance of their operated hand using a 10-point Visual Analog Scale. Four independent surgeons, and sixteen non-surgeon observers also rated the hands after reviewing standardized photographs of each child.
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