Amputation of Hand and Fingers

Replantation of limbs, such as hands and fingers, which are fully separated from the body, are stitched into place by microsurgery. In wrist breaks, replantation, is divided into two sections as major and minor. If the break is above the wrist level, such cases are called major replantation and if it is below the wrist level, it is called minor replantation

The first critical process in hand and finger breakage is to check the health of the injured person and to keep the broken part alive. while the shock of the incident suggests that the person can experience effects such as a drop in blood pressure and a faint, also bleeding can be in dangerous size due to the break. The broken part must be wrapped and bagged with a clean cloth while the bleeding is stopped and the patient regained consciousness. If the part is dirty, it must be washed with water that is sure to be clean. Never use disinfectant.

The other important point to be noted about hand and finger breakage is that the broken part mustn’t be in direct contact with ice. Because the freezing effect can cause tissue death. The broken part and ice must be bagged separately and held together in a third bag. If stored and transported correctly, the broken part in the hand and finger breaks will remain alive for up to 12 hours.

The rate of success in hand and finger breakage varies depending on the case and how it breaks. In these highly successful operations today, the regaining of motor and sensory functions, joint movements between 60% and 80% is accepted as success.