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:
- Infection in the surgical wound
- 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
Ways to pay
Pay for yourself
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' aftercare
Pay with health insurance
We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code
Spread the cost
Pay for yourself with the BMI card and spread the cost over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)