Children seem to adapt well to toe transfers. Parents (84%) and children (88%) felt that the appearance and function of the hand was 'improved' to 'very much improved'.10 Most parents noted that their child was incorporating the toe transfers into daily activity 'most of the time' to 'all of the time'. Both parents and children were unconcerned with donor site aesthetics. All parents were glad that their child had undergone the second toe transfer.
There are no reports of formal psychological testing in adults, but patients are usually satisfied with toe-to-hand transfers, especially if their function is improved.
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