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Successful replantation of both legs in a child--5-year followup: case report.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
0022-5282
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
31
Issue
2
Pages
264–267
Identifiers
PMID: 1994090
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

Replantation of lower extremities is an infrequent procedure, and is rarely indicated, due to the usual severity of the primary injury plus the possibility of good prosthetic substitution. We report a case of successful replantation of both legs in an 8-year-old boy (despite Aspergillus flavus septicemia) with followup of 5 years. This case suggests that leg replantation should be considered in young patients. This appears to be the second reported case of successful replantation of both legs.

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