Cross-limb vascular shunting for major limb replantation.

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In the management of traumatic major limb amputation, rapid re-establishment of circulation to the amputated part is imperative so as to prevent complications related to reperfusion injury, especially for those already suffering from prolonged ischemia. A temporary, extra-anatomic cross limb shunting with infusion lines can be used to perfuse the amputated… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e3181776763

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