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Can a severed thumb be reconstructed through plastic surgery?

Q: An employee's thumb has been severed from the middle joint. Is it possible for him to have an artificial thumb or some sort of plastic surgery?

A:His thumb can be reconstructed by plastic surgery by one of following techniques: 1. Transfer of a toe from his foot. 2. Osteoplastic reconstruction using skin and bone from the forearm/groin 3. Distraction lengthening You should see a plastic surgeon, discuss various options and choose the method most suited to your needs and expectations.

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