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Amputation Finger Or Thumb
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?
Is it possible to have reattachment of hand after 10 years of amputation and one finger of leg through surgery?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can having part of my pinky finger amputated cause arthritis to develope in my other hand's thumb joint?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depend on how fast you recover and if there is no complications. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers