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Archives of Hand and Microsurgery 2016;25(1):12-14.
Published online May 30, 2016.
Venous Anastomosis with Dorsal Veins Using Additional Incisions after Wound Closure in Metacarpophalangeal Joint Level Replantation
Sang Hyun Cho, Ahmed Suparno Bahar-Moni1, Jong Ick Whang, Hyeung Gyo Seo, Hyun Sik Park, Ji Sup Kim, and Hyun Chul Park*
1Institute of Micro and Hand Surgery, Duson Hospital, Ansan, Korea.
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Received: 24 April 2016   • Revised: 1 May 2016   • Accepted: 2 May 2016

In cases of replantation, accurate closure of all structures, including bone, tendons, arteries, nerves, and veins is essential. Among these, the vein is a weaker structure and is damaged severely in most amputation cases. After fixation of bone, repair of tendons, nerves, and arteries, surgeons often experience difficulty in performing venous anastomoses. We found that in such cases, venous anastomosis is easy to perform using an additional incision after closure of the original wound. In a 33-year-old male patient with amputation of all four fingers at the metacarpophalangeal joint level, venous anastomoses were performed with dorsal veins using additional incisions after completion of the fixation of bones and repair of all other structures and closure of the skin due to surgical site tension.

Key Words: Metacarpophalangeal joint, Amputation, Vein
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