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International Journal of Anesthesiology Research

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

Successful reimplantation and nerve catheter analgesia in a pediatric thumb amputation case

Author(s):

Shailendra Vaijinathrao Chaudhari, Hany Fawzi W Greiss, Osama Sami Maki Al Ani, Mansour Yousef A Nadhari, Khalid Alawadi and Chaitanya Dodakundi

Abstract:

Thumb amputation is a traumatic injury that poses significant challenges, particularly in pediatric patients. This case report details the successful reimplantation of a nearly totally amputated right thumb in a 20-month-old infant. The procedure was performed by a team of skilled hand surgeons under general anesthesia, and continuous local anesthesia infusion was administered via a supraclavicular peripheral nerve catheter. The post-operative course was uneventful, with intact vascularity, capillary refill, and motor function observed. This case highlights the importance of prompt surgical intervention, multimodal pain management, and close post-operative monitoring in achieving favorable outcomes for such cases.

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International Journal of Anesthesiology Research
How to cite this article:
Shailendra Vaijinathrao Chaudhari, Hany Fawzi W Greiss, Osama Sami Maki Al Ani, Mansour Yousef A Nadhari, Khalid Alawadi and Chaitanya Dodakundi. Successful reimplantation and nerve catheter analgesia in a pediatric thumb amputation case. Int. J. Anesthesiology Res. 2024;6(1):32-34. DOI: 10.33545/26648849.2024.v6.i1a.41