Upper extremity and digital replantation

Marco Maricevich, Brian Carlsen, Samir Mardini, Steven Moran

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Abstract

Digital replantation has become a well-established technique among reconstructive hand surgeons. Numerous replantation centers around the world have published series with impressive survival rates. The ultimate goal of replantation is the restoration of normal hand or digital function; thus, replantation success is not solely related to the outcome of the microvascular anastomosis, but also to the adequacy of bone, tendon, skin, and nerve repairs. In this manuscript, we review the literature on upper extremity and digital replantation from its historical background to current surgical outcomes, outlining surgical indications and contraindications, and the preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)356-363
Number of pages8
JournalHand
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • Amputation
  • Digital
  • Replantation
  • Upper extremity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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    Maricevich, M., Carlsen, B., Mardini, S., & Moran, S. (2011). Upper extremity and digital replantation. Hand, 6(4), 356-363. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11552-011-9353-5