Thumb web space contracture following hand trauma can be disabling with numerous reconstructive procedures existing to correct the resultant deformity. In this study, following marked soft tissue injury to the hand the Stryker Hoffmann II Micro External Fixator System was used to link the first and second metacarpals by a multiplanar system using 1.6 or 2.0 mm self-drilling half-pins and 3 mm carbon fiber connecting rods. This facilitated placement of the thumb in maximal palmar abduction and allowed adjustment of thumb position throughout the postoperative period.
Source: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity SurgeryRead More
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