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Zhongjia Yu

Zhongjia Yu, Chinese orthopedist (1929 – Shanghai 27 April 2020)

Successfully made the world’s first reconstruction of a new perceptual and flexible handwith self-toes transfer to the amputated forearm stump known as China hand (1978)

Created the reconstruction of whole hand missing or all fingers missing

Developed free tissue transplantation with cross bridge vascular anastomosis

Developed free tissue combined transplantation to reconstruct the missing (1987)

Developed and improved procedures of toe-to-hand transplantation


With C.Y. Fan, X.D. Liu, P.H. Cai, P.Z. Jiang & B.F. Zeng. Modification of hand reconstruction with unilateral foot donation. Chin. Med. J. 120 (13):1206-8, 2007

With Y.C. Huang, S. Yu & S.P. Sui. Thumb reconstruction in a bilateral upper extremity amputee: an alternative to the Krukenberg procedure. J. Hand Surg. Am. 24(1):194-7, 1999

With H.G. He. Method of reconstructing thumb, index and/or middle finger for digitless hands. Chin. Med. J. 98:868, 1985

With C.W. Chen & Y. Wang. A new method of treatment of congenital tibial pseudoarthrosis using free vascularized fibrilar graft. Ann. Acad. Med. Singapore 8(4):465-73, 1979