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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-12

Opponensplasty--an experience of twenty-three cases using three techniques.

Department of Orthopaedics, J. J. Hospital, Bombay, Maharashtra.

Correspondence Address:
R R Bindra
Department of Orthopaedics, J. J. Hospital, Bombay, Maharashtra.

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PMID: 0002097361

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Twenty-three opponensplasties were performed in 21 subjects. Flexor sublimis transfer was carried out in 15 hands, brachioradialis transfer in 4 hands, Makin's translocation of flexor pollicis longus in 2 hands and our modification of Makin's procedure in 2. The results were graded as excellent in 13 hands, good in 6 hands, fair in 3 hands and poor in 1 hand. Further, the power of pinch was graded as good in 14 hands, fair in 7 hands and poor in 2 hands. We suggest that it is almost always possible to devise an appropriate procedure to restore the opposition of the thumb.


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