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My dominate hand was partially amputated leaving me with two fingers left. I have no health insurance and can't get help with pain.. Any suggestions?

My dominate hand was partially amputated leaving me with two fingers left. I have no health insurance and can't get help with pain.. Any suggestions?

Get insurance: Can you be insured on your parents plan? If not, can you apply for insurance thru the affordable care act (obama care)? You probably qualify for insurance but need to look into it. www.healthcare.gov ...Read more

Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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Amputation (Definition)

Amputation is the removal of a body part due to disease or trauma. Most commonly it involves one of the limbs ...Read more


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Is it possible to have reattachment of hand after 10 years of amputation and one finger of leg through surgery?

Is it possible to have reattachment of hand after 10 years of amputation and one finger of leg through surgery?

Maybe: This would require a center that does complex hand surgery and re-plantation. I believe the largest center in the us for this type of thing is in tennesee. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about reattachment of hand after 10 years of amputation and one finger of leg through surgery natura?

Can you tell me about reattachment of hand after 10 years of amputation and one finger of leg through surgery natura?

Hand transplantation: Is an evolving field thst is highly technical and requires taking immunosuppressive drugs for the rest of ones life. These drugs have many potential risks and side effects. Select healthy patients who have had a bilateral traumatic hand or forearm amputation are considered for this. While there are many hand surgeons there are only a handful or two of medical centers where this is offered. careful screening and acceptanceand understanding of risk is essential ...Read more

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I had 4 fingers amputated in May. Plus skin grafts on hand i am still in pain,throbbing,numb how long will this last? Taking gabapentin for nerve pain

I had 4 fingers amputated in May. Plus skin grafts on hand i am still in pain,throbbing,numb how long will this last? Taking gabapentin for nerve pain

Not Good, Hands Down: This is a problem.The tips of the fingers are designed for sensitivity. And the nerves often freak-out when disturbed like yours have been.The pain and heightened sensitivity can last for a long time. So,before your body gets used to it (yes, it can adjust, but you won't like it)you'll need some hand rehab if that pain doesn't go away soon. There's no ideal medication for this, so talk to your doc ...Read more

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Can having part of my pinky finger amputated cause arthritis to develope in my other hand's thumb joint?

Can having part of my pinky finger amputated cause arthritis to develope in my other hand's thumb joint?

No it will not: There is no reason for arthritis to develope due to amputation of pinky.Yes you can get arthritis in any joint like anybody else but not related to amputation of pinky. ...Read more

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I have recurring fantasies of amputating body parts like my fingers or a hand. Where is this coming from? What could be wrong?

Listen carefully: You are discribing abnornal thoughts. You need to talk with a physician about this. Any thoughts of hurting yourself can be comming from meidications you are taking, or from an illness. The emergency room can arrange a physician quickly for you. ...Read more

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Ring finger amputation, what to do about it?

Ring finger amputation, what to do about it?

Level?: The location of the amputation would determine the best treatment option in terms of closure and maintaining maximum function. For example one particular problem with amputations at the mp joint is that it leaves a gap between the long and little fingers, and patients tend to continually drop small objects. This may require transposition of the little finger to improve function. ...Read more

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How long do you stay in therapy after three finger amputation?

Depends : This would depend on which three fingers were amputated and on whether the amputation was in the dominant hand. If the thumb is still present it would beach easier to learn to use the hand and therapy is usually shorter. The time will depend primarily on the type of activities that the person needs to re-learn to do with less fingers. ...Read more

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How long do you stay in hospital after complete finger amputation?

1-2 days: Amputation of fingers usually requires very minimal hospital stay and depending on the cause for amputation can even be done as a out patient proceedure. ...Read more

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How long do you stay in hospital after a complete three finger amputation?

Depends: Depend on how fast you recover and if there is no complications. ...Read more

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Need help docs! my amputated finger suddenly has phantom pain over a year after i lost it, why would this happen now?

Need help docs! my amputated finger suddenly has phantom pain over a year after i lost it, why would this happen now?

Suspect Neuroma: True "phantom pain" a year after finger amputation is very rare. Neuromas are common at this point. When you lost your finger, the nerves that previously provided sensation were cut, and the body's healing response is to try to regenerate nerve tissue which produces a round, hard neuroma at the end of the injured nerve. See a hand surgeon to confirm and rec. Treatment. ...Read more

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Noticing swelling after partial finger amputation?

See a Doc: While a certain amount of swelling is typical after any amputation, it is best to see the surgeon that operated on you to make sure there is no infection. ...Read more

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Why do I have swelling after partial finger amputation?

Why do I have swelling after partial finger amputation?

Swelling is common: Following any surgery, swelling is common. Swelling can be due to inflammation, infection and possibly due to abnormal lymphatic drainage. Swelling should improve with time. If you do not see signs of improvement consult with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do if i had partial finger amputation surgery three days ago?

What to do if i had partial finger amputation surgery three days ago?

Wound care: Swelling, avoidance of infection, follow up with your surgeon is essential for all these things. Make sure you have a timely follow up. Make sure you inderstand how the surgeon wants you to handle the surgical wounds and when anh how to resume motion of the injured and uninjured digits. ...Read more

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Do people get those phantom pains with just a partial finger amputation?

Occasionaly: Sometimes, but often this is not a major problem and frequently resolves over time. ...Read more

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I had an infected finger amputated three days ago. When will my bandaged stump fully heal?

I had an infected finger amputated three days ago. When will my bandaged stump fully heal?

Yes it should: With appropriate antibiotic therapy and resection proximal to the infection, healing should proceed uneventfully. ...Read more

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Amputated fingers wt can be done to replave finger?

Amputated fingers wt can be done to replave finger?

Amputated finger: Management will depend on the site of amputation , size of amputation, how long ago did the amputation happen , what is the vascularity of the amputated finger and loss of sensation. In many cases, reattachment of the amputated finger is not possible or advisable because the patient will be more comfortable and have better function if the part is not reattached. Please go to Emergency . ...Read more

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