CC BY-NC 4.0 · Arch Plast Surg 2020; 47(02): 182-186
DOI: 10.5999/aps.2018.00514
Case Report

Successful ankle replantation in two cases with different presentations

Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Reconstructive Sciences Unit, School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Plastic Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Department of Orthopedic, School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Reconstructive Sciences Unit, School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Reconstructive Sciences Unit, School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Department of Orthopedic, School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Reconstructive Sciences Unit, School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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We report our experience of treating two patients with ankle amputation with different presentations. The first case was a clean-cut sharp amputation. The second case was an avulsion injury following a motor vehicle accident in a patient who arrived 8 hours after the injury. Replantation was successful in both cases. In avulsion injuries, a secondary operation for wound coverage is required at a later stage. With good strategy and a support team, encouraging limb survival outcomes are possible post-replantation.

This article was presented at the PRS Korea 2017 on November 10–12 2017, in Seoul, Korea.




Publication History

Received: 15 March 2018

Accepted: 30 May 2019

Article published online:
22 May 2022

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