Department| Volume 20, ISSUE 4, P358-359, October 2007

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Qualitative Outcomes and Validity of Parent versus Child Functional Perceptions Following Pollicization for Thumb Aplasia

      Purpose: While determining functional outcomes in children with thumb aplasia following pollicization, we discovered it difficult to determine outcome due to little information on functional dexterity and strength in children. In addition, we were unable to find a qualitative evaluation to evaluate the child's perception of functional outcome following surgical intervention for either congenital hand difference or traumatic injury. Our purpose was to evaluate the validity of the Child Rated Assessment of Hand Function (CRAHF) in evaluating the child's perception of hand function related to their parent's perception. We also evaluated these outcomes for a group of children following index pollicization for thumb aplasia.
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