J Reconstr Microsurg 2009; 25(5): 323-329
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1215528
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Simultaneous Replantation of Both Lower Legs in a Child: 23 Years Later

Ramazi O. Datiashvili1
  • 1Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, UMDNJ–New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey
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Publication Date:
13 March 2009 (online)


Function is the single most important determinant in the assessment of the results of extremity replantations. Accordingly, the indications for extremity replantations are based on the prediction of sustained satisfactory functional outcome. There are limited reports in the literature regarding replantations of major segments of lower extremities and, particularly, long-term results of those surgeries. However, this analysis is extremely important in refinement of indications for major limb replantations. In this article, evaluation of a patient 23 years after simultaneous replantation of both lower legs is presented.


Ramazi O Datiashvili, M.D. 

Associate Professor, Director of Microsurgery and Replantation, Division of Plastic Surgery

Department of Surgery, UMDNJ–New Jersey Medical School, Ambulatory Care Center, 140 Bergen St, Suite E 1623, Newark, NJ 07103

Email: datiasro@umdnj.edu