The replantation of predominantly muscular major limbs has not yet become a routine clinical procedure, as even in highly specialized replantation centers early and late complications of the postischemia syndrome remain a potential threat. The possibilities of multiple organ failure (MOF), emergency reamputation, ineffective functional end results (especially in cases of close proximal amputation levels), and death sharply influence a surgeon’s decision for amputation or replantation.


Ischemia Lution Dition Washout Myopathy 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Ulrich Steinau
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  1. 1.Abteilung für Plastische und WiederherstellungschirurgieKlinikum rechts der IsarMünchenGermany

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