Replantation Surgery

Replantation refers to the surgical reattachment of a finger, hand, or arm that has been completely cut from a person’s body (American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2006).

Replantation surgery is the ultimate form of reconstruction following an amputation. It provides like-for-like composite tissue and the best chance of functional recovery.

Ultimately, the goal of replantation surgery is to give the patient back as much use of the injured area as possible.


Should an emergency happen, the detached part should be placed in a clean plastic bag, and stored with a separate bag of ice, as shown below or in any of a thermal box.

It is important that you approach a hospital that performs Reconstructive Microsurgery for immediate treatment.