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10 Post-trauma Reconstructive Surgeries


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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].


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