A meta-analysis of success rates for digit replantation.

  title={A meta-analysis of success rates for digit replantation.},
  author={Wojciech Dec},
  journal={Techniques in hand & upper extremity surgery},
  volume={10 3},
  • Wojciech Dec
  • Published 2006 in Techniques in hand & upper extremity surgery
The decision to replant a severed part is based on the numerous factors that influence survival of the part and the functional and aesthetic benefits gained from replanting. Not all amputees will benefit from or are candidates for replantation. The decision to proceed is therefore made by the surgeon who must consider the mechanism and extent of injury, the age of the patient, the presence of other medical or surgical conditions, the likely functional outcomes, and the patient's motivation to… CONTINUE READING
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