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Replantation of very thumb distal amputations with pre-osteosynthesis interpositional vein graft

Replantation of very thumb distal amputations with pre-osteosynthesis interpositional vein graft

Journal of Hand Surgery 26(2): 105-107

Replantation of distal thumb amputations is difficult because of the anatomic orientation of the thumb and the location and size of vessels. A simplified technique is presented, in which interposition vein grafts are anastomosed to a terminal branch of the digital artery and a subcutaneous vein in the amputated thumb tip. This technique is convenient, relatively easy and reliable.

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Accession: 047237498

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PMID: 11281659

DOI: 10.1054/jhsb.2000.0539

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