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Partial Amputation Finger
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.See 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.
Occasionaly: Sometimes, but often this is not a major problem and frequently resolves over time.See 1 more doctor answer
I have pain due to swelling after having a partial finger amputation six days ago. Could I get relief from ice pack or heating pad?
Ice would help: Ice should help with the swelling but be sure to. Notify the surgeon he may chose to have you seen
Hi my finger was partial amputated can you tell me if there's any surgery I can do to help me reconstruct my finger?
Yes: You will need to make and appointment with a hand/plastic surgeon
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
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Desensitize: Fingertip hypersensitivity is much more common after tip amp. Than true phantom pain. This can be self treated by rubbing the tip on progressively rougher surfaces and working up to tapping the tip on a smooth then rough surface. If this cannot be accomplished, you may have a neuroma, bone fragment or other issue that needs a hand surgeon. Sensitivity of the tip can last mos to a year in general.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer