Utilization of non-replanted hand for preparation of an anatomical specimen: a case report

Andrzej Żyluk


This article presents a case of a transcarpal amputation of the hand. The amputated hand was fragmented, with excessive tissue loss and was not suitable for replantation. As the carpal bones and some carpal ligaments were intact, the amputated hand was used for the preparation of an anatomical specimen which has been photographed and the pictures used for didactic purpose.


hand amputation; replantation – contraindications; anatomical specimen

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21164/pomjlifesci.790

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