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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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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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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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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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Small finger amputation revision possible?

Maybe: Revision surgery can often be performed, but this question can't adequately be addressed without additional details and an examination of the finger. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for finger amputation?

What is the recovery time for finger amputation?

Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, post-operative and follow up care. ...Read more

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