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Revascularization of the Ischemic Hand With Arterialization of the Venous System.
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PMID:  22054709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Chronic ischemia in the upper extremity is a challenging condition for both patients and surgeons. When ischemia reaches a critical level, tissue loss ensues, which results in necrosis of fingers at various levels. Amputation of necrotic digits, without addressing the etiology of the necrosis, often results in wound-healing problems and more proximal amputations. The purpose of this report was to describe a surgical technique that improves vascular supply to the hand and allows for healing of the amputation sites and relief of pain through arterialization of the venous system.
Authors:
Marissa R Matarrese; Warren C Hammert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1531-6564     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609631     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Am     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.
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