Title

Toe-to-hand transplantation surgery.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-2006

Abstract

This article discusses toe-to-hand transplantation. The purpose of this article is to familiarize nurses with this procedure. In many cases, the actions taken initially and postoperatively may have a direct effect on the success or failure of the surgery. Two different procedures are discussed. The first procedure is replantation or revascularization of amputated digits in which time is of the essence and is usually performed right after the initial injury. The second procedure is the toe-to-hand transfer, which is an elective procedure in which there is less emphasis on time. This procedure occurs a few months after the initial accident.

Volume

25

Issue

1

First Page

13

Last Page

19

ISSN

0744-6020

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

16465107

Department(s)

Patient Care Services / Nursing

Document Type

Article

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