A 25-year old factory worker sustained a sub-total amputation of the right forearm when his forearm was caught by a rotating chain (Fig. 6.2).
Fig. 6.2A and 2B. The sub-total amputation at the middle third - distal third junction of the forearm is demonstrated. The patient was treated with immediate shortening and fixation of both the radius and ulna, revascularization by primary repair of the arteries, reconstruction of venous outflow and repair of all lacerated structures, including median and ulnar nerves, extensor and flexor compartments.
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