Traumatic amputations and the need for a replantation service in Finland.

The authors review a series of 290 upper extremity amputee patients injured between 1974-79 from a 400,000 population area of one central hospital. Among these amputation injuries were 55 cases which were considered "serious", i.e. effecting seriously the function of the hand. Calculations were extrapolated to obtain reliable numbers for the need of a… CONTINUE READING