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Digit and Hand Replantation

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Digit and Hand Replantation

What is Digit and Hand Replantation?

A microsurgery, digit and hand replantation involves the reattachment of an amputated thumb, finger, or hand. This procedure is performed through the palm and can involve skin, nerve and blood vessel grafts.

Also Known As:

  • Microsurgical replantation of the hand and digits
  • Revascularization of amputated digits or hand
  • Reattachment of amputated digits or hand
  • Finger reattachment
  • Hand replantation
  • Digit replantation

Conditions Treated with Digit and Hand Replantation:

Digit and hand replantation is performed in cases of the loss of hands or digits (fingers or thumb) due to trauma.

 

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Digit and Hand Replantation:

There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to digit and hand replantation.

Anesthesia with Digit and Hand Replantation:

Digit and hand replantation is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Digit and Hand Replantation:

Possible risks following digit and hand replantation include swelling, blood clots, infection, bleeding, respiratory distress and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience stiffness and reduced movement, and for the replantation to fail.

Prognosis after Digit and Hand Replantation:

The prognosis for a positive end result following digit and hand replantation is good.

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