This study reports on the long-term functional outcomes of a homogeneous series of 10 cases of successful replantation of an avulsed proximal forearm and its acceptance on the part of patients. After a minimum follow-up of 3 years (average, 4.7 years), muscular and sensory recovery was evaluated with the Medical Research Council scale, and global function according to the demerit score system of Chen (China Med 5:392 397, 1967). Subjective evaluation and patient satisfaction were investigated by means of a questionnaire. One patient was classified as grade 2, 4 patients as grade 3, and 5 patients as grade 4 according to Chen (China Med 5:392 397, 1967). However, in spite of the poor objective results, patient satisfaction was obtained in 90% of cases, and the replanted extremity was considered of help for common activities of daily living. In conclusion, replantation of an avulsed proximal forearm should be considered only in patients who are strongly motivated to maintain body integrity, and who are aware of the expected functional limitations. a 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc. Microsurgery 25:293 298, 2005.

Long-term results of replantation of the proximal forearm following avulsion amputation

Pignatti M;
2005

Abstract

This study reports on the long-term functional outcomes of a homogeneous series of 10 cases of successful replantation of an avulsed proximal forearm and its acceptance on the part of patients. After a minimum follow-up of 3 years (average, 4.7 years), muscular and sensory recovery was evaluated with the Medical Research Council scale, and global function according to the demerit score system of Chen (China Med 5:392 397, 1967). Subjective evaluation and patient satisfaction were investigated by means of a questionnaire. One patient was classified as grade 2, 4 patients as grade 3, and 5 patients as grade 4 according to Chen (China Med 5:392 397, 1967). However, in spite of the poor objective results, patient satisfaction was obtained in 90% of cases, and the replanted extremity was considered of help for common activities of daily living. In conclusion, replantation of an avulsed proximal forearm should be considered only in patients who are strongly motivated to maintain body integrity, and who are aware of the expected functional limitations. a 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc. Microsurgery 25:293 298, 2005.
2005
Atzei; A.; Pignatti M; Baldrighi; C.M.; Maranzano; M.; Cugola; L.
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