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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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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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Noticing swelling after partial finger amputation?

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?

Takes time: To establish lymph flow, if it is not due to infection, need to under go physical therapy, use of elastic hand stockings for early resolution of the swelling. ...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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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?

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 ...Read more

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Amputated fingers wt can be done to replave finger?

Amputated fingers wt can be done to replave finger?

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

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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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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?

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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Is there such a thing as a finger prosthesis? I am getting a finger amputated soon..

Is there such a thing as a finger prosthesis? I am getting a finger amputated soon..

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

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I am experiencing phantom pains after finger tip amputation, when will this go away?

I am experiencing phantom pains after finger tip amputation, when will this go away?

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

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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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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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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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How long do you stay in hospital after a complete three finger amputation?

Depends: Depend on how fast you recover and if there is no complications. ...Read more

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Need help docs! My amputated finger suddenly has phantom pain over a year after I lost it, why would this happen now?

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

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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?

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

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Is it possible to have reattachment of hand after 10 years of amputation and one finger of leg through surgery?

Is it possible to have reattachment of hand after 10 years of amputation and one finger of leg through surgery?

Maybe: This would require a center that does complex hand surgery and re-plantation. I believe the largest center in the us for this type of thing is in tennesee. ...Read more

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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