Pediatric Upper Extremity Replantation: Courage in the Face of a Life-altering Injury

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Pediatric plastic surgeons perform reconstructive surgeries for various congenital, oncologic, and traumatic injuries.


Our Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Plastic Surgery team was tasked to care for a young man who suffered a proximal humeral amputation of his dominant upper extremity.


A multidisciplinary team collaborated throughout his entire acute care and postoperative course, guiding treatment and care in effort to maximize function of his replanted extremity.


This case report details the patient’s unique journey and highlights his determination and courage to return back to a normal life.

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