Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Thumb II - The Sequel

Finally, as promised, pictures of Elijah's new thumb. To recap: The first thumb operation on the right hand needed only the relocation of a few tendons from one side of the hand to the other, but the left hand's first digit had much less in common with a thumb (number of muscles and bones) than on the right hand. So we did a true pollicization, which meant moving the entire first digit further down on the plane of the hand and turning it about 90 degrees. Melissa and I are very, very pleased with the results. These pictures were taken just before we replaced the plaster splint with a fiberglass cast. Take a look:

And now for something completely different...

Sophia and a friend at the Tulsa Zoo. A day of high class adventure and elegant discovery.

Signed, Dad


Anonymous said...

Love that thumb!!(and the other one too -- wink!)
Sophia reminds me of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. Spring Break is good wherever you find it!

Emily Kaye said...

That is an awesome thumb!

Amberghini said...

I saw that statue last week and couldn't help but laugh and think of Sophia!!! Love Eli's new thumb!!!