Above-Knee Replantation Following Traumatic Bilateral Amputation: Sciatic Nerve Transplantation

  title={Above-Knee Replantation Following Traumatic Bilateral Amputation: Sciatic Nerve Transplantation},
  author={Dr. med. Reinhard Friedel and Ralf Schmidt and Torsten D{\"o}nicke and Egbert Huettemann and Olaf Bach and G. Hofmann},
  journal={European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery},
A 12-year-old boy who was overrun by a train, sustained traumatic bilateral above-knee amputation and a rupture of the symphysis. The left leg had multiple fractures and soft tissue injuries and amputation was necessary. The right one, although severely crushed, at the amputation site and with a MESS of 9, was replanted accepting some shortening and a soft tissue defect at the amputation site, employing saphenic vein grafts from the amputate (left leg) and an early free latissimus dorsi-flap… CONTINUE READING
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