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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. ...Read more
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
Occasionaly: Sometimes, but often this is not a major problem and frequently resolves over time. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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?
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 more
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
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
Yes: Absolutely. Discuss with your surgeon who will work with you and a prosthetist (a prosthetics specialist). Finger prosthetics are custom designed with attention to both cosmetic appearance and function. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
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
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
Depends: Depend on how fast you recover and if there is no complications. ...Read more
Stump: May be sign of infection get evaluated asap ...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 more
Been 6 weeks since I had the tip of my index finger amputated following an accident. I'm having a hard time straightening the middle joint. Any tips?
My right middle finger was amputated last 6/29/2013 due to accident. My wrist & fingers are stiff despite therapy for 3 months. What should I do?
Stiff hand: You need to consult with your hand surgeon again. ...Read more
On 10/1 had a Distal Amputation of my L index finger, after irrigation/Debridement from MRSA was unsuccessful (osteomyelitis), why am I still in pain?
Phantom pain: Could be what we call a phantom pain it is a real pain you need to see a pain managment doctor that might be able to help you ...Read more
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