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Doctor insights on: Reattachment Of Amputated Fingers

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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?

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

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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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Amputated fingers wt can be done to replave finger?

Amputated fingers wt can be done to replave finger?

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

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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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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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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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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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