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Foot Replantation

Posted On: 05-27-2015
Foot Replantation

What is Foot Replantation?

A microsurgery, foot replantation involves the reattachment of an amputated foot. The procedure involves skin, blood vessel and nerve grafts.

Also Known As:

  • Foot reattachment
  • Reattach amputated foot
  • Foot surgery
  • Revascularization of an amputated foot
  • Microsurgical replantation of the foot

Conditions Treated with Foot Replantation:

Foot replantation is utilized in cases of loss of foot due to trauma.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Foot Replantation:

There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to foot replantation. 

Anesthesia with Foot Replantation: 

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

Potential Complications from Foot Replantation: 

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

Prognosis after Foot Replantation:

The prognosis for a positive end result following foot replantation is good.

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