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Finger or thumb replantation

Finger or thumb replantation surgery involves surgically reattaching the digit to the hand in order to restore function. Book an appointment online today.

What are the benefits of finger or thumb replantation surgery?

The main benefit of surgery is to restore the use of the amputated digit.

What does the finger or thumb replantation operation involve?

The replantation of digits is usually performed under general anaesthetic and the length of time taken in surgery will depend on the complexity of the replantation. Your surgeon will attempt to restore blood flow and use to the amputated digit by reconnecting the severed arteries, veins, tendons, bones and nerves.

What complications can happen?

General complications of any operation:
  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Infection in the surgical wound
  • Scarring 
Specific complications of this operation:
  • Failing replant
  • Flexor tendon adhesions
  • Cold intolerance 

How soon will I recover?

You should consult with your plastic surgeon, as the severity of the replantation will have an effect on the recovery time and when you may be released from hospital. Summary Digit amputation will result in loss of the function of the digits concerned. Digit replantation should restore partial or full use of the amputated digit. 

Paying for your operation 

The cost of digit replantation is covered by most medical insurance policies, but please check with your insurer first. If you are paying for your own treatment the cost of the operation will be explained and confirmed in writing when you book the operation. Ask the hospital for a quote beforehand, and ensure that this includes the surgeon’s fee, the anaesthetist’s fee and the hospital charge for your procedure. The information should not replace advice that your relevant health professional would give you.

Specialists Offering Finger or thumb replantation

Mr Christopher Duff

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

BM BCh MA(Cantab) FRCSEd FRCSEd(Plast)

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Navid Jallali

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive Breast and Cosmetic Surgeon

BSc, MB ChB (Hons), MD, FRCS (Plast)

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital 1 more BMI Bishops Wood Hospital

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Mr Jamil Shaikh Ahmed

Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

MBBS, MSc, FRCS, FRCS(Plast), FEBOPRAS, EBH Diploma Hand surgery

BMI Albyn Hospital

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Mr Gavin McCoubrey

Consultant Plastic surgeon

BSc MBchB FRcs (plast)

BMI Sarum Road Hospital

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Mr Charles Bain

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

MBChB BSc MSc FRCS (Plast) Dip Hand Surg

BMI The Blackheath Hospital 1 more BMI The Sloane Hospital

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Mr Jong Kim

Consultant Plastic & Aesthetic Surgeon

MBChBEd, MSc.(Psych), Ph.D, FHEA, M.A.Ed, FAcadMEd, MRCS(Ed, Glasg, Eng), FRCS(Plast)

BMI Woodlands Hospital 1 more BMI The Duchy Hospital

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Ways to pay

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Pay for yourself

Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' aftercare

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insurance

Pay with health insurance

We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code

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direct debit

Spread the cost

Pay for yourself with the BMI card and spread the cost over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)

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