The indications for upper extremity replantation are fluid, and it has long been appreciated that they change with time. Traditional strong indications for replantation include hand, thumb, or multiple digit amputation in adults, and almost any amputation in a child. Patients often desire replantation of single nonthumb digits based on aesthetic preference and personal/cultural values. Replantation in these situations is acceptable and rewarding, but individual consideration of patient, injury, and circumstantial factors is critical to avoid patient morbidity and unsatisfactory outcomes.
- Finger replantation
- Hand replantation