Toe-to-Hand Transplantation Surgery


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Abstract

This article discusses toe-to-hand transplantation. The purpose of this article is to familiarize nurses with this procedure. In many cases, the actions taken initially and postoperatively may have a direct effect on the success or failure of the surgery. Two different procedures are discussed. The first procedure is replantation or revascularization of amputated digits in which time is of the essence and is usually performed right after the initial injury. The second procedure is the toe-to-hand transfer, which is an elective procedure in which there is less emphasis on time. This procedure occurs a few months after the initial accident.

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