Replantation of Severed Fingers

Replantation is the surgical reattachment of a finger that has been completely cut from a person’s body. This procedure is recommended only if the replanted part is expected to function without pain.


Physical therapy and temporary bracing will be used to protect the newly repaired tendons. The replanted finger never regains 100 percent of its original use, although most physicians consider 60 percent to 80 percent of its original use to be an excellent outcome.