Tendon - Transfer Index Finger to Thumb
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Tendon - Transfer Index Finger to Thumb

This Tendon – Transfer Index Finger to Thumb course will teach you:

  • The tendon transfer from the extensor indicis proprius to the extensor pollicis longus tendon in order to restore the functionality and range of motion of the thumb after the repair.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Tendon – Transfer Index Finger to Thumb:

  • Superficial branch of radial nerve injury
  • Tendon tearing during suturing

With the following tips you might perform the Tendon – Transfer Index Finger to Thumb even better:

  • Extensor indicis proper tendon encircling to facilitate dissection
  • Extending index finger test
  • Wrist incision determination
  • Extensor indicis proper tendon identification
  • Tenson fixation alternative: Pulvertaft maneuver
  • Extensor pollicis longus tendon examination

After studying the Tendon – Transfer Index Finger to Thumb course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Loss of sensation
  • Loss of thumb range of motion

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Tendon – Extensor Repair

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Incision markings

Skin

Mark

Mark on the skin a transverse line of 1 cm proximal to the second metacarpophalangeal joint on the ulnar side as the extensor indicis proprius tendon is positioned here.

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