Major amputation of the upper extremity. Functional results after replantation/revascularization in 47 cases

Acta Orthop Scand Suppl. 1995 Jun;264:7-8. doi: 10.3109/17453679509157155.

Abstract

Over a 7 year period, 47 patients underwent replantation of complete (19) and revascularization of incomplete nonviable (28) amputations of the upper extremity. Revascularization of incomplete nonviable amputations had a success rate of 100 percent, where as replantation of complete amputations had a success rate of 74 percent. 37 of the 42 patients with successful replantations had satisfactory functional use of the replanted extremity.

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Amputation, Traumatic / surgery*
  • Arm Injuries / surgery*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Forearm Injuries / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Replantation / methods*