THE VASCULAR COMPLICATIONS OF DIGITAL REPLANTATION

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  • Ian J. Isaacs

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    1. Department of Plastic Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney
      Ian J. Isaacs, 20/157 Blair Street, North Bondi, N.S.W. 2026.
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Ian J. Isaacs, 20/157 Blair Street, North Bondi, N.S.W. 2026.

Abstract

A report on a series of 18 digital replantations is presented. The overall survival of digits was 13 (72%). All but one of the crush and avulsion amputations developed vascular complications. Venous insufficiency was much more commonly seen than arterial. Substantial blood loss was the rule in all digits which developed further vascular problems. A conservative approach is advocated for the majority of these complications.

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