Nerve recovery after replantation is comparable to that of a primary isolated nerve repair. Two-point discrimination in the digits averages 10 mm-15 mm,65 and recovery of sensibility is better in children and patients with more distal replantations.66 Range of motion varies depending on the level and the extent of injury. Cold intolerance is similar to that encountered in amputation stumps and typically improves after 24 months. The appearance of the replanted part usually is well accepted and preferred to prosthesis. Replantation continues to provide useful restoration of the traumatized extremity when cases are properly selected.
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