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Perioperative Evaluation and Outcomes of Major Limb Replantations with Ischemia Periods of More Than 6 Hours.
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PMID:  23355296     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Early revascularization is cardinal for successful replantation of proximal limb amputations. Prolonged ischemia time potentially leads to reperfusion syndrome and morbidity. The dilemma persists regarding safe duration of cold ischemia time for replantation. The study was conducted to evaluate retrospectively the outcomes of major replantation in terms of limb survival, reperfusion events, morbidity, and potential mortality with respect to the ischemia time and level of amputations. Fourteen patients with proximal amputations at the arm, elbow, and forearm with total ischemia time beyond 6 hours were replanted. All had warm ischemia time of less than 2 hours and were closely monitored to record and correct reperfusion events. Nine out of 14 limbs survived. Five patients had reperfusion events. Proximal limb amputations with larger muscle mass were at higher risk of developing reperfusion syndrome and such events had higher chances of limb loss. Major limb amputations within 2 hours of warm ischemia time even with prolonged cold ischemia can be successfully replanted with closed perioperative monitoring.
Thrivikrama Padur Tantry; Dinesh Kadam; Sunil P Shenoy; Sanath Bhandary; Karunakara K Adappa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of reconstructive microsurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-8947     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reconstr Microsurg     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8502670     Medline TA:  J Reconstr Microsurg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.
Department of Anaesthesiology, A. J. Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
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