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Loyola hand surgeons perform toe-to-thumb transfer

Melo Hairapetian lost his left thumb in an accident with a circular saw. Loyola Medicine hand surgeons Sonya Agnew, MD, and Sameer Puri, MD, replaced the thumb with Mr. Hairapetian's big toe in a procedure called a toe-to-thumb transfer. "Mr. Hairapetian's big toe is similar in size and bends the same way as a thumb, so this made it a great option," Dr. Agnew said.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit loyolamedicine.org or call 888-584-7888.