The Thumb pp 367-381 | Cite as


  • Joo-Hak Kim
  • Jikang Park


Since the role of the thumb is very important in the hand, so far the authors of this book have described the injuries and reconstruction of the thumb in other chapters. In this chapter, we will look at the parts that are different but cannot be ignored. Infection, Seymour fracture, burned thumb, and amputation are the subjects of this chapter. There is no significant difference between the thumb and other fingers in infection, so we have described some common issues with infection. For the other topics, we will briefly mention them because there is some overlap with the previous chapters.


Thumb Infection Seymour fracture Burn Amputation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joo-Hak Kim
    • 1
  • Jikang Park
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryMyongji Hospital, Hanyang University, College of MedicineGoyang-siSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryChungbuk National University College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University HospitalCheongju-siSouth Korea

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