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Ectopic Implantation of Severed Fingers

  • Jian Lin
  • He-Ping Zheng
  • Yong-Qing Xu
  • Tian-Hao Zhang
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Abstract

If the severed part is complete, but the proximal part is seriously damaged or the general condition of the patient does not permit surgery, the severed part could be implanted to another position before being implanted to the in-situ position to recover the appearance and function. This therapy method is called ectopic implantation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jian Lin
    • 1
  • He-Ping Zheng
    • 2
  • Yong-Qing Xu
    • 3
  • Tian-Hao Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryXin-hua Hospital (ChongMing)ShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Clinical Anatomic CenterNanjing District General Hospital of PLAFuzhouChina
  3. 3.Orthopaedic DepartmentKunming General Hospital of PLAKunmingChina

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