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Reattachment Of Amputated Fingers
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
It depends: Reimplantation of a digit is a complex topic. Depending on the location, amount of amputation, how long it has been amputated and the viability of the tissue, will all determine whether not he can be re-implanted. If this recently happened, you should proceed to an emergency department for further evaluation. ...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 moreSee 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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