Late Replantation of Severed Fingers

  • Jian Lin
  • He-Ping Zheng
  • Yong-Qing Xu
  • Tian-Hao Zhang


Severed tissues should be replanted within 6 h at room temperature (20–25 °C), as irreversible necrosis of the muscles occurs because of ischemia. The time can be increased to 12 h if refrigerated (4 °C). The ischemia time for fingers without muscles could be 8 h at room temperature and 12 h under refrigeration. The replantation of a finger whose warm ischemia time is over the time limit is called late replantation. There are very few successful reports of late replantation, and most of these are case reports.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jian Lin
    • 1
  • He-Ping Zheng
    • 2
  • Yong-Qing Xu
    • 3
  • Tian-Hao Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryXin-hua Hospital (ChongMing)ShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Clinical Anatomic CenterNanjing District General Hospital of PLAFuzhouChina
  3. 3.Orthopaedic DepartmentKunming General Hospital of PLAKunmingChina

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