Definitions for replantation
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the act of planting again; a replanting
Replantation has been defined by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand as "the surgical reattachment of a body part, most commonly a finger, hand or arm, that has been completely cut from a person's body". Replantation of amputated parts has been performed on fingers, hands, forearms, arms, toes, feet, legs, ears, avulsed scalp injuries, a face, lips, penis and a tongue. The repair of the nerves and vessels of the amputated part is essential for survival and function of the replanted part of the body. Using an operating microscope for replantatation is termed microvascular replantation. However, vessels and nerves of large amputated parts may be reconnected using loupe or no magnification.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Restoration of an organ or other structure to its original site.
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