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Small finger amputation revision possible?

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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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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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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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

First verify the type of wart you have before deciding on treatment
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If you know it's a wart, use over-the-counter products as labelled.
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If over-the-counter treatments don't work, see a dermatologist
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What is the average finger amputation recovery time?

What is the average finger amputation recovery time?

It is hard to answer: This as so much depends on what level the injury is and what the treatment done upon the finger has been. As well as mechanism extent of soft tissue injury to the remaining g part etc. ...Read more

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How can I do with the emotions after a finger amputation?

Talk it out: It is very important to be able to get emotional support after an amputation. This can be done in a variety of ways. Some people prefer to get their support from family, clergy or friends. Other people need professional help and will see a social worker or a psychologist. The main point is to see someone and not to suffer in silence. ...Read more

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If someone has had an accidental finger amputation, what happens next?

Variable by injury: Depends on the level of the amputation, type of surgical care, and degree of zone of injury. Seek care from hand surgeon. No generalities will apply to all amputations. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having lots of pain caused from a partial finger amputation.?

What do you advise if I'm having lots of pain caused from a partial finger amputation.?

Need a surgical eval: A traumatic crushing amputation can cause scarring around nerves resulting in chronic pain. Your best bet is surgical revision to remove the damaged tissue and scar around the nerves of the finger. These types of injuries tend to stay painful and do not improve with time. ...Read more

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When you get an accidental finger amputation, how much time do you have to get it reattached?

When you get an accidental finger amputation, how much time do you have to get it reattached?

12 - 24 hours: There is no muscle in a finger, so we have more time to reattach it. Ideally if the amputated part is kept cold, replantation will be possible for 12 to 24 hours after injury. There are reports of fingers that were not kept cold sucessfully replanted up to 24 hours. ...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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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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