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Thumb Reconstruction

August 24, 2010

Imagine what life would be like if you couldn't use your thumbs because of severe and painful arthritis. Simple tasks like turning the key in your car, holding a pencil, or using a knife and fork would be very difficult. And cooking a meal? Forget it. The woman you're about to meet hadn't cooked in months, but thanks to a reconstructive surgery at Mayo Clinic, she's back to baking her family's favorites.