Amputated Hand Reattachment Surgery

An amputation of the hand is a devastating injury. It adversely affects the victim’s ability to earn a livelihood, support a family, and carry out daily activities. It has a great psychological impact.

We report a middle aged male with an amputation at the level of the distal forearm who underwent replantation. The operative details of this case are described.

Awareness of the possibility of salvage should be spread among healthcare personnel and the need for immediate attention by a multispeciality team is advocated. This report reviews the literature related to the operative technique, contraindications and long term results.

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