Complications of reattached lower extremity are primarily caused by the process of replantation itself. It can occur due to the use of inadequate techniques, poor patient selection, poor wound care and infection.
Diagnosis of complications of reattached lower extremity can be made through physical examination and imaging studies. Abnormalities in the limb can be seen on X-rays, MRI, or CT scans.
Differential diagnosis includes infection, compartment syndrome, vascular insufficiency, nerve damage, and nonunion of the bone.
Treatment of complications of reattached lower extremity depends on the specific complication. Generally, treatment may include antibiotics, wound care, physical therapy, and surgery to correct any abnormalities.
The prognosis of complications of reattached lower extremity is generally good. Most complications can be resolved with proper treatment and rehabilitation. However, some complications may result in permanent disability.