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Replantation in Biloxi, MS

Dr. Miller and Apogee Plastic Surgery offer replantation to the residents of Biloxi, Pascagoula, and the surrounding Mississippi communities.

What is Replantation?

Replantation occurs when someone has lost a finger, hand or arm and must have it surgically reattached. The goal of replantation is to restore as much use as possible to the damaged part.
Dr. John H. Miller is a highly qualified and experienced surgeon in Mississippi who is pleased to offer replantation to his patients at Apogee Plastic Surgery in Biloxi. He and his friendly, knowledgeable medical team welcome patients from throughout the area, including Gulfport, Pascagoula, Hattiesburg, Long Beach and Ocean Springs.

How is a Replantation Performed?

Replantation is a thorough process that requires a number of steps. First, traumatized tissue will be carefully removed. Dr. Miller will then shorten any bone ends and rejoin them with pins or plates to hold the reattached part in place. This allows the rest of the tissue to heal in normal position. Next, damaged muscles, tendons, arteries, nerves and veins will be repaired. Finally, grafts of bone, skin, tendons and blood vessels may be required to complete the replantation procedure in Biloxi.

Am I a Good Candidate for Replantation?

The decision on whether replantation is suitable for you is a personal one. Typically, you would not be a good candidate for replantation if Dr. Miller determined that a reattached part simply would not work, would be painful or would get in the way of everyday life. Another consideration is the extent of your injury and how much use you can realistically expect from the reattached finger or hand.

During your replantation consultation in Biloxi, Dr. Miller will fully explain what to expect from the procedure. At that time, you would need to consider whether the long and detailed operation, as well as the time and effort required for recovery, would be worth the anticipated outcome.

For more details on replantation, Dr. Miller welcomes you for a consultation at Apogee Plastic Surgery in Biloxi. His superior surgical techniques have changed the lives of patients in Gulfport, Pascagoula, Hattiesburg, Long Beach, Ocean Springs and other parts of the region.

What Kind of Post-operative Care Can I Expect After Replantation?

Dr. Miller will give you specific, individual advice about caring for yourself after replantation in Biloxi. Because of the complexity of this hand surgery, you will require time in the hospital and will normally need to undergo months to years of physical therapy.

Although your role in recovery from surgery is key, the professional medical staff at Apogee Plastic Surgery works hard to make sure you are supported, cared for and fully satisfied with the results of your replantation in Biloxi. Your comfort is of the utmost importance to us.

What are the Typical Results of Replantation?

Thanks to the board-certified expertise of Dr. Miller and the support of Apogee Plastic Surgery, patients are delighted with the results of their replantation in Biloxi. It is important to note, however, that a reattached finger or hand never regains 100 percent of its original use. Instead, doctors usually consider 60 percent to 80 percent restoration as an excellent result.

Before you undergo replantation in Biloxi, your consultation with Dr. Miller will help you make the right choices to meet your individual needs. He and his staff will be pleased to answer all your questions fully, so you are completely aware of what can be achieved through replantation. It is also a good idea to browse through some Biloxi replantation before and after pictures. These photos are an excellent source of information to help you make your decision.

What are Replantation Costs in Biloxi?

Your replantation is a very personalized procedure. Therefore, Dr. Miller’s staff will be happy to discuss replantation prices with you on an individual basis.

Apogee Plastic Surgery works with CareCredit® to provide financing options for patients. Within a few hours, you can be pre-approved for your cosmetic procedure.

Dr. Miller specializes in plastic surgery; visit our other hand surgery pages including rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis, and trigger finger.

Dr. John H. Miller

Dr. John H. Miller offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Mississippi including: Biloxi, Gulfport, Pascagoula, Hattiesburg, Long Beach, Ocean Springs, MS. Contact the Dr. John H. Miller office today to schedule your Replantation Consultation!