|Microsurgery: Transplantation and Replantation by Harry J. Buncke, MD, et al.|
| FIG. 1-72. The great toe has been transplanted to the base of the metacarpal bone in a hyperextended position to increase the space between the toe transplant and the remaining phalangeal stumps.
A 23-year-old woman suffered a partial amputation from an aircraft propeller of her right arm and multiple digits.
FIG. 1-77. Extent of the injuries.
APPEARANCE AND FUNCTION
Restoration of good appearance and function is the ultimate goal in any reconstructive effort. The preceding cases have demonstrated these principles. The following illustrations summarize these goals.
FIG. 1-83. The thumb in arboreal primates is not as developed as the great toe because the latter is used to hold on to branches. In man, the reverse is true.
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