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Figs. 6.3C and D. C, Appearance of the hand following debridement, wrist fusion (along the index metacarpal) and transposition of the middle and distal phalanx of the long finger to the index metacarpal. Reconstruction of the extensor pollicis longus with palmaris longus tendon graft to the flexor carpi ulnaris was done immediately. D, Primary soft tissue coverage of the soft tissue defect was done with a free rectus abdominis muscle flap.

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Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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