Abductor digit minimi opponensplasty: Technique, modifications, and measurement of opposition

Carolien P. De Roode, Michelle James, H. Relton McCarroll

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The abductor digiti minimi is one of several muscles described as transfers for restoration of thumb opposition, a critically important function. This operation, also known as the Huber opponensplasty, is most commonly used for reconstruction of opposition in children with type 2 or 3a thumb deficiency, when it is often combined with Z-plasty of the thumb-index web space and metacarpophalangeal ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction. In our experience this operation reliably improves thumb opposition for children with this thumb deficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-53
Number of pages3
JournalTechniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2010


  • Abductor digiti minimi transfer
  • Congenital hand
  • Huber opponensplasty
  • Hypoplasia
  • Opponensplasty
  • Thumb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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