Replantation is what occurs when a finger or hand is reattached after detachment. Replantation allows a person to regain functional use of reattached part. Amputation is used when any part of the hand, wrist, or fingers is damaged beyond repair and must be amputated to heal. Dr. Watkins is extremely knowledgable in both scenarios and will counsel a patient with the most successful option based on injury, co-morbid conditions, and functional outcomes. Dr. Watkins will only counsel patients to pursue the surgical course that will yield the greatest recovery of function.