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[Temporary ectopic implantation of amputated foot].

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  • 1Orthopaedic Unit, Affiliated Hospital, Dalian University, Dalian, Liaoning, P. R. China 116033.



To investigate an effective technique of temporary ectopic implantation for amputated extremity under complex condition.


Two cases of amputated foot, which could not be implanted primarily, were treated with temporary ectopic implantation. The other leg of patient was chosen as recipient site. The posterotibial artery and saphenous vein were chosen as recipient vessels. When the general condition and the proximal condition of the amputated part were suitable, the ectopic implanted feet were transferred to their anatomic positions.


All the feet survived after the replantation. The injured limbs recovered their normal length and sensation. The patients could walk after 4-6 months.


Temporary ectopic implantation is an ideal technique for the salvage of amputated limb and organ under special condition. Severed foot and lower segment of the leg under complex condition were the best indication for the temporary ectopic implantation.

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