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Guidelines for Preservation of an Amputated Body Part

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

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Description:

Proper handling of an amputated body part can preserve it for possible reattachment. Cooling the part reduces its metabolic rate and retards bacterial proliferation.

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