A finger or a thumb loss is not uncommon. A toe transfer procedure at Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, Hubli will help improve the function of your hand, providing you with greater grip strength! This can make a significant difference in your quality of life. Book your consultation today!
Loss of a finger or thumb is a serious matter, regardless of the cause. It can result in a loss of grip strength, dexterity, and sensation. It can also cause problems with the movement of the remaining fingers and affect the appearance of the hand. There are many causes of finger or thumb loss, including traumatic injury and congenital illness. A toe transfer procedure may be an option for patients who have lost a finger or thumb.
The toe transfer surgery is a highly complicated microsurgical operation that removes a toe from the foot and transplants it onto the injured hand. The hand and foot have a lot of similar anatomical features, which allows for the surgery to be done. The toe can be used to take the place of the thumb or a finger, allowing it to pinch against something (to make a pinch grip).
Patients who have lost their thumb or a finger, usually due to an accident or congenital illness such as amniotic band syndrome (malformation due to entrapment of fetal parts by the string-like strands of the amniotic sac), or symbrachydactyly (underdeveloped or missing fingers), are the best candidates for this surgery.Book Appointment
At the consultation, Dr. Arun Jeedi of Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, Hubli, will closely evaluate the patient’s hand and arm to ensure that it is supplied by nerves, blood vessels, and tendons to adequately support the toe. The toe transfer procedure is not done if these tissues are not present in sufficient quantities. He will also discuss the patient’s medical history, previous surgeries (if any), and expectations and goals for surgery.
All the details of the procedure will be explained to the patient, as well as the potential risks and complications associated with it. The patient will also be given the opportunity to ask any questions that they may have about the surgery.
The surgery is done under general anesthesia. First, Dr. Arun Jeedi will make an incision on the foot, to remove the toe. The blood vessels and nerves are then carefully dissected away from the toe. The toe is then transplanted onto the hand, and the blood vessels and nerves are reconnected. The skin is then closed using stitches.
After the surgery, the patient will need to stay in the hospital for several days. The foot and hand will be wrapped in a dressing. The patient will be given pain medication to help with discomfort, antibiotics to prevent infection, and blood thinners to prevent clotting.
The patient will need to keep the dressing dry and clean. The stitches will be removed after about six weeks and will be placed in a splint. It is important for the patient to follow all of Dr. Arun ’s instructions during recovery, to ensure a successful outcome.
The main benefit of the toe to hand transfer surgery is that it can restore the function of the hand. The patient will be able to pinch and grip with the transplanted toe, which can improve the quality of their life. Other benefits include the improved appearance of the hand and increased sensation.
The cost of toe transfer surgery will be determined by Dr. Arun Jeedi during the patient’s OPD consultation after he evaluates the patient’s unique circumstances, understands the patient’s goals and desires and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the treatment.Book Appointment
Like any other operation, toe transfers also carry risks. There’s a chance of bleeding which can be controlled with pressure during and after the surgery. Sometimes, when the toe is transferred to the hand, there’s a chance that blood flow through the repaired vessels won’t be optimal. This may require a second surgical operation. There’s a small possibility that the digit will not survive if blood flow cannot be restored. Slow healing or non-healing of the incision on the foot is another potential complication.
Dr. Arun Jeedi , a board-certified plastic surgeon with many years of expertise performing toe transfers, will be able to handle any issues that may arise during or after the surgery.
If you have any queries about toe transfers or any other procedure, we invite you for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Arun Jeedi at Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, where he will thoroughly answer all of your questions.Book Appointment
Dr. Arun Jeedi is a young and dynamic plastic surgeon with extensive practical experience and expertise in the ever-evolving field of plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery. Whether you are looking to improve your appearance for a special occasion or you need reconstructive surgery after an accident or illness, Dr. Jeedi can help you achieve your goals. He believes that everyone deserves to look and feel their best, and he will work closely with you to create a treatment plan that meets your unique needs.