Hand Replantation in an 83-Year-Old Woman—the Oldest Replantation?

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Abstract

SUMMARY

A replantation of the hand was performed in an 83-year-old woman. There was good survival and the early functional return was satisfactory. However, after a personal tragedy and after the physiotherapy slowed down there was rapid deterioration in her hand function. Disuse atrophy became so marked after two years that the replanted hand became a stiff organ with little function.

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