Journal article

The "U-ligament" for collateral ligament reconstruction in duplicate thumb.

CJ Coombs, PW Richardson, BR Johnstone, SC Tan

The Journal of Hand Surgery (Asian-Pacific Volume) | Published : 2005


Duplicate thumb is a common congenital difference with complex management. Surgical treatment includes reconstruction of the collateral ligaments to optimise future function and cosmesis. We present the use of the "U-ligament" to further refine collateral ligament reconstruction. We have found it to be a simple and reliable technique.