Revascularization of amputated digits

Alternative names
Replantation of digits; Reattachment of amputated fingers

Definition
Replantation of digits is the surgical repair of completely amputated fingers or toes. With an incomplete amputations (the part remains attached to the body by skin, artery, vein, or nerve), a process called revascularization is used to reattach the digit.

see Replantation of digits.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 3, 2012
by Martin A. Harms, M.D.

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