Salvage of an avulsion amputated thumb at the interphalangeal joint level using afferent arteriovenous shunting.

@article{Chen2005SalvageOA,
  title={Salvage of an avulsion amputated thumb at the interphalangeal joint level using afferent arteriovenous shunting.},
  author={K J Chen and Yi-chieh Chen and Samir Mardini and Fu-chan Wei},
  journal={British journal of plastic surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={869-72}
}
Replantation of digits following avulsion amputation is a challenge due to the severity of damage to the digital vessels. When the digital vessels are absent or severely injured, standard artery-to-artery or vein-to-vein anastomoses may be impossible and arteriovenous shunting can be used as a salvage procedure for arterial inflow or venous drainage… CONTINUE READING