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Archives of Hand and Microsurgery 2016;25(2):60-64.
Published online November 30, 2016.
Replantation for Segmental Amputation of the Digits and Hand: A Case Report
Sung Jin An, Sang Hyun Lee<sup><xref ref-type="corresp" rid="cor1">*</xref></sup>, Hong Sung Min, In Hee Kim, and Jeung Il Kim
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea.
Received: 1 July 2016   • Revised: 11 July 2016   • Accepted: 11 July 2016

Segmental amputation of the digits and hand has been described as a contraindication for replantation because of poor results. We report the results of replantation for a patient who experienced multi-segment amputation of the hand. A 39-year-old man presented six hours after an accident, while using a straw cutter, that caused a multi-segment amputation of the entire palm and digits. The replantation surgery took 18 hours. We observed the patient gain satisfactory function of the hand. For replantation of a multi-segment amputation, connecting as many blood vessels as possible without tension is most important.

Key Words: Segmental, Finger, Hand, Amputation, Replantation

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