Treatment of painful neuroma of amputated phalanx with distal toe transfer: a case report.

Research paper by Feng F Zhang, Eric C EC Hu, Weijia W Chen, William C WC Lineaweaver

Indexed on: 10 Feb '06Published on: 10 Feb '06Published in: Southern medical journal


A painful neuroma in the amputation stump of a finger can be psychologically and physically disabling. Numerous surgical procedures have been attempted to prevent and treat amputation neuromas of the finger, but the results are inconsistent. Microsurgical transfer of the distal second toe to the amputated stump of the finger can provide a pathway and target for the regenerating axons and avoid recurrence of neuromas. In this article, we present the experience of successful treatment of amputation neuromas of an index finger with microsurgical distal toe transfer.