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Limb Replantation

USC Orthopaedic Surgery / Treatments / Limb Replantation

Limb replantation is when a doctor surgically reattaches a limb to the body to restore function. Replantation works best when the limb has minimal damage.

During surgery, a doctor will remove damaged tissue and reconnect bones with pins, screws or wires to hold the limb in place during the healing process and repair nerves, tendons and muscles. The reattached limb never regains 100 percent of its functionality, but the surgery is considered a success if the patient regains 60 to 80 percent of original use.

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