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How successful is an arm amputation re-connection surgery, such as if you get into a bad accident?

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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Low

For a major limb replantation to be successful, the limb needs to be reconnected within 6 hours before significant muscle death occurs.
Even then, ultimate function will depend on nerve recovery, which may be limited based on age of the patient, smoking status, and other medical problems the patient may have.

In brief: Low

For a major limb replantation to be successful, the limb needs to be reconnected within 6 hours before significant muscle death occurs.
Even then, ultimate function will depend on nerve recovery, which may be limited based on age of the patient, smoking status, and other medical problems the patient may have.
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