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Ann Plast Surg. 1993 Dec;31(6):528-31.

Nail plasty in the treatment of duplicated thumb.

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Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan.


We present refinements in the treatment of duplicated thumb. When applying the modified Bilhauts procedure including the nail, this design based on a lunula is useful to construct a natural looking nail in Wassel types 2 to 4. No bone fixation of each segment is also effective to produce an even transverse curvature of the reconstructed nail.

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