Eur J Plast Surg (2012) 35:107–108 DOI 10.1007/s00238-010-0505-6 CASE REPORT Prosthetic digits for a professional musician : the journey from classical Spain to Hawaii Daemon Dewing & Keith Anderson & Lore Feldberg & Gina Woolley & Jane McPhail Received: 6 May 2010 /Accepted: 15 August 2010 /Published online: 1 September 2010 Springer-Verlag 2010 A 56-year-old gentleman sustained traumatic amputation of speculatively to playing the classical guitar and jazz piano in all four digits of his left hand after a circular saw injury the band he had formerly played with. He reported early proximal to his interphalangeal joints. Vascular replantation success in returning to playing the piano. After a period of was not attempted due to the extensive crushing injuries to the struggle when using his left hand to execute chords on the digits with gross comminution of bone. Reconstructive classical guitar, he elected to learn to play the Hawaiian steel surgery was limited to the fashioning of four digital stumps guitar. This instrument is played from the lap or on a stool in each approximately 20 mm in length. Initially, the patient who front of the seated player. Contrasting the classical guitar was a semi-professional musician at the time
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jan 1, 2012
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