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Doctor insights on: I Had A Finger Amputated Last Week Will I Have To Learn To Write All Over Again

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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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Six weeks since finger amputation, the stump is suddenly swollen, reddish. Why is this?

Six weeks since finger amputation, the stump is suddenly swollen, reddish. Why is this?

Inflammation: Can be due to infection, nerve irritation, retained sutures, secondary trauma and sensitivity or if wrapping to reduce swelling was done improperly. Speak to your surgeon. ...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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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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