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Replantation of digits - series—Aftercare

Aftercare

Overview

The function of the replanted digit varies depending on the type of injury, the quality of the repair, and the post-operative healing course. Physical therapy after surgery is required to optimize function.

Review Date 9/22/2016

Updated by: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.