The effect of systemic acidosis on perfusion of replanted extremities.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

By measuring skin temperature and muscle pH of replanted rat legs, we found that uncorrected systemic acidosis had a detrimental effect on perfusion of the replanted extremity. Following administration of systemic sodium bicarbonate and correction of acidosis, muscle pH and skin temperature returned to normal with 60 minutes after revascularization. Metabolic acidosis following major extremity replantation and respiratory acidosis after prolonged anesthesia for digital replantation(s) must be corrected to ensure optimal perfusion of the distal capillary bed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dell, PC; Seaber, AV; Urbaniak, JR

Published Date

  • September 1, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 433 - 442

PubMed ID

  • 7430580

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-5023

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0363-5023(80)80073-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States