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10 Post-trauma Reconstructive Surgeries

Reattachment Surgeries

Reattachment surgery is probably not going to be high on anyone's plastic surgery wish list. And who can forget one of the most famous reattachment surgeries: John Bobbitt's penis reattachment after the infamous domestic dispute with his wife in the early 1990s.

Reattachment surgery commonly involves reconnecting appendages -- fingers, toes, hands, feet, arms, legs -- to the body, while treating damaged tendons and nerves, arteries and veins, blood vessels and even bone. Timing is key with reattachments -- a severed body part has the best chance of successful replantation if surgery is performed within four to six hours from when it was amputated [source: U.S. National Library of Medicine].