When is transfer indicated for patients with animal bites?

Updated: Oct 24, 2018
  • Author: Suzanne K Doud Galli, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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  • If an injury is extensive and has resulted in the loss of a significant amount of tissue or an appendage, the patient may be transferred to a tertiary care referral center. There, a patient can be treated with a vascularized free flap or replantation of the appendage.


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