Research Article| Volume 33, ISSUE 2, P164-168, April 1980

Definitions and classifications in replantation surgery

  • Edgar Biemer
    Address for reprints: Dr Edgar Biemer, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Ismaninger Strasse 22, D. 8000, Munich, 80, West Germany
    Department for Reconstructive Surgery (Head: Professor Dr med. Ursula Schmidt-Tintemann) and the Surgical Clinic (Direktor: Professor Dr Georg Maurer) of the Technical University, Ismaninger Strasse 22, Munich, Germany
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      Attempts have been made internationally to introduce clear definitions and classifications in the new field of replantation surgery.
      A special Committee of the International Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery has developed and suggested clear definitions in this new field and has recommended an international replantation sheet.
      The next step will be to define criteria to assess the late functional results of such replantations.


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