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Forearm Replantation for a Patient Presented with Major Amputation Injury: A Case Report
Jihoon Jang, Kyoung Hoon Lim, Joon Woo Kim, Hyung Kee Kim
Journal of Trauma and Injury 2016;29(4):187-190
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20408/jti.2016.29.4.187
Published online: December 31, 2016
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1Department of Surgery, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea. hkkim6260@knu.ac.kr
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea.
Received: 2 December 2016   • Revised: 2 December 2016   • Accepted: 30 December 2016

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.

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