Extremity Replantation

Extremity Replantation

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Extremity Replantation is a comprehensive text covering all aspects of the upper and lower limb, with an emphasis on state-of-the-art techniques in the surgical and medical management of amputation and avulsion injuries as well as the current understanding of the recovery of function following replantation. It is organized following anatomical zones a€“ thumb, digits, wrist, forearm and elbow; foot, ankle and lower leg a€“ with special chapters dedicated to issues common to all replants, such as complications, medical management, nerve recovery and rehabilitation. Furthermore, the international team of authors demonstrates approaches from the entire spectrum of replantation care specialists, including plastic and reconstructive surgeons, orthopedists, and hand therapists. Generously illustrated with intra-operative photos, this book will serve as a standard reference for orthopedic, reconstructive, plastic, and hand surgeons as well as physicians or ancillary medical staff caring for the replant patient.Tendon Healing The ability of tendons to hold tension for prolonged periods of time is the result of very low oxygen tension ... Excessive tendon loading, however, can result in tendon injury, highlighting the importance of proper loading to improve outcomes following tendon repair surgery [41]. ... In most cases of replantation distal to the wrist, tendon repair will immediately follow osteosynthesis.

Title:Extremity Replantation
Author:A Neil Salyapongse, Samuel Poore, Ahmed Afifi, Michael Bentz
Publisher:Springer - 2014-11-05


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