This fashion survived throughout most of the 19th century, but there has since been a tendency to revert to the earlier less exaggerated form, and the sleeves have been reattached to the rochet.
When the patient and the amputated part(s) reach the hospital, a physician will assess the probability that the severed tissue can be successfully reattached (called replantation).
Muscle tissue dies quickly, but a well-preserved part can be successfully reattached as much as 24 hours after the amputation occurs.
A number of factors influence whether an amputated part can be successfully reattached.
If the two ends of the esophagus are too far apart to be reattached, a piece of tissue from the large intestine is used to join the parts.