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Microsurgery. 1992;13(4):178-81.

Clinical analysis and evaluation of the function of replanted and revascularized parts of the upper limb.

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Hand Surgery-Microsurgery Clinic, KAT General Peripheral Hospital, Athens, Greece.


During the past four years, we have attempted to replant and revascularize 57 hands and fingers in 43 patients. The total success rate was 81%. Replantation of hands severed cleanly (guillotine type) and those with slight local crush injuries had the highest success rate. As for hand function, amputations at zones III and IV with end-to-end suturing of the tendons and nerves presented the highest degree of function when evaluated objectively and subjectively. All patients presented a high degree of satisfaction with the outcome of the operation.

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