Assessment of sublimis transfer operation in leprosy

V. Chacko, B. Mall, R.K. Shukla, A.K. Gupta

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Results of sublimis transfer operation in 32 hands show that it is suitable for all ages. The patients are more easily rehabilitated and reeducated after sublimis transfer operation than after most other operations. Check rein deformity was noticed in a few patients only but in one patient it was severe enough to handicap the function. Intrinsic plus deformity was not seen in any of the follow up cases. Sublimis minus hand was seen in 4 cases where the hyperextension was about 5 degrees, but this was of no consequence. This operation should be carried out in the presence of few degrees of fixed contractures at the proximal interphyalangeal joint.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-150
Number of pages3
JournalLeprosy in India
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1973
Externally publishedYes


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