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Title: Cross-over replantation after bilateral traumatic lower-leg amputation: A case report with a six-year follow-up
Authors: Betz, AM ×
Stock, W
Hierner, Robert
Schweiberer, L #
Issue Date: May-1996
Publisher: Thieme medical publ inc
Series Title: Journal of reconstructive microsurgery vol:12 issue:4 pages:247-255
Abstract: A suicidal 66-year-old female patient was run over by a train. The lower extremities were amputated at different levels. On the right side, there was a complete amputation in the distal third of the lower leg. Proximal to the amputation site, there was an extensive soft-tissue and bone defect. On the left side, there was a crush injury of the tarsus and mid-tarsal bones. The left lower leg showed only minimal injuries. An ipsilateral (anatomic) replantation was not possible. in order to save one lower extremity, a cross-over (contralateral) replantation of the right foot to the left lower leg was carried out.
ISSN: 0743-684X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Plastic, Reconstructive and Estetic Surgery Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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