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Archives of Hand and Microsurgery 2014;23(2):82-85.
Published online November 30, 2014.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15596/ARMS.2014.23.2.82   
The Functional Results of Forearm and Upper Arm Replantation: Report on Two Cases
Chang Eun Yu, Young Ju Chae<sup>1</sup>, Jun-Mo Lee<sup>1,*</sup>
1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Presbyterian Medical Center, Jeonju, Korea.
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University and Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Korea. junmolee@jbnu.ac.kr
Received: 31 October 2014   • Revised: 5 November 2014   • Accepted: 5 November 2014
Abstract
Upper extremity replantation is relatively less commonly performed than finger or hand replantation. We have experienced one case of forearm replantation and one case of upper arm replantation. After the replantation, limb volume at the biceps brachii muscle level below the replantation level appeared to be appropriate, however, the motor function of the muscles and the sensitivity were disappointing. For replantation of forearm and upper arm, restoration of the motor function and sensitivity of the extremity below the amputation level as well as the morphologic reconstruction have to be considered.
Key Words: Upper extremity, Replantation, Evaluation studies
 


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