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Replantation of the upper extremity in children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  592057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Since Malt and McKhann performed the first successful replantation of a traumatically amputated extremity in 1962, there has been a flurry of case reports and articles debating the pros and cons of the various technical aspects of replantation. There have been three case reports of children, under the age of 15, who have successfully undergone replantation of the upper extremity transected throught the humerus. The first case report in this article is the fourth. The factors involved in selecting replantation or amputation, and the technical aspects of the operation which are felt to be important, are briefly reviewed. Because the mechanics of limb replantation are rather straightforward, we feel that the pediatric surgeon should be familar with the preoperative and intraoperative factors to be weight, and that this alternative to stump closure be carefully considered when one is presented with an upper extremity transection.
R H Rich; P J Knight; E L Erickson; K Broadhurst; A S Leonard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0022-3468     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1977 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-02-18     Completed Date:  1978-02-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1027-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Occupational
Accidents, Traffic
Amputation, Traumatic / surgery*
Arm Injuries / complications,  surgery*
Finger Injuries / complications
Follow-Up Studies
Peripheral Nerves
Replantation / methods*
Skull Fractures / complications

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