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Treatment and Management After the Replantation of Amputated Fingers

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

China’s amputated finger replantation technology is in the leading position worldwide in terms of replantation techniques, the number of cases, replantation difficulty, and survival rate after development for nearly 50 years. The success of the replantation of an amputated finger is related to multiple factors such as the patient’s injuries, vascular conditions, and quality of intraoperative vascular anastomosis, and is also closely associated with the postoperative treatment and management. If there is no emphasis on post-replantation treatment and management, the surgery will fail. Special attention should be paid to the vascular crisis (spasm and embolism) that occurs after the replantation of an amputated finger. Treatment and management are of great importance after the replantation of an amputated finger to improve the success rate of replantation.

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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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