Back to life – Exoskeletal finger-prosthesis in a semiprofessional boxer – limitations of reconstructive surgery in symbrachydactyly

Andreas Jokuszies, Christine Radtke, Monika Schwarze, Catarina Hadamitzky, Christoph Gutenbrunner & Peter M. Vogt
We report an unusual case of an 18-year-old female semiprofessional boxer presenting with finger and nail deformity of the right hand after symbrachydactyly separation in childhood in whom we performed exoskeletal prosthesis for aesthetic reasons. Because of the complexity of finger deformities and limitation of surgical interventions exoskeletal prosthesis were performed. To evaluate a potential improvement of finger dexterity we performed the Nine Hole Peg Test. This is a simple and commercially available upper extremity...