J Korean Soc Traumatol.  2016 Dec;29(4):187-190. 10.20408/jti.2016.29.4.187.

Forearm Replantation for a Patient Presented with Major Amputation Injury: A Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea. hkkim6260@knu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

With the development of safety measures for employees who work with dangerous machinery, the frequency of amputation injuries has been decreasing with resultant decrease in replantation procedures. However, in some patients with major amputation injury, replantation is still necessary for the preservation of limb and it's function. The replantation of the upper extremity (UE) is a complex and technically demanding surgical procedure. For the successful replantation of UE, the type of injury, reconstruction sequence, ischemic time, and other combined injury of patient should be considered. We report a case of major amputation of UE by guillotine-type injury and discuss the treatment process of this patient.

Keyword

Amputation; Replantation; Forearm

MeSH Terms

Amputation*
Extremities
Forearm*
Humans
Replantation*
Upper Extremity
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