Traumatic Amputation/replantation



  • Partial amputations have tissue connecting the distal and proximal parts and are treated by revascularization
  • Complete amputations have no connecting tissue and may be treated by replantation
  • Both of the above are treated the same from an emergency standpoint


Traumatic amputations may result from machinery, powered hand tools, household appliances, lawnmowers, getting caught between objects, motor vehicle collisions, crush injuries, blast injuries, gunshot wounds, knives, degloving injuries to digits (ring avulsions), and animal bites

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