Limb Replantation in the Rat

  • Akio Minami
  • Norimasa Iwasaki


Replantation of amputated parts of the body by microvascular techniques has become a fairly common clinical procedure. To improve the success rate of this procedure, a considerable number of basic studies have been performed using experimental models of various animals [1–4].The rat hind limb amputation and replantation model has been especially widely used because rats are inexpensive and easy to handle, and because the diameter of their femoral vessels approximates that of the human finger and of various subcutaneous island flaps.


Femoral Nerve Microvascular Anastomosis Amputate Part Island Skin Flap Microvascular Technique 
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  • Norimasa Iwasaki

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