Ectopic banking of amputated parts: A clinical review

James P. Higgins

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Since its first clinical description by Marco Godina in 1986, the technique of temporary ectopic banking of amputated parts has been employed in a growing body of reported cases. This installment provides a review of the reported cases in the international literature to date, focusing on our evolving understanding of clinical indications, operative timing, and surgical technical consideration. Two illustrative cases are provided to highlight these concepts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1868-1876
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2011


  • Amputation
  • ectopic banking
  • replantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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