About Finger Amputations
Finger amputations are one of the more common hand injuries and are commonly seen in the emergency setting. These injuries have many medically importance differences, such as the angle of the amputation, or if the cut was sharp or blunt.
Treatment for these injuries must take into account not only the finger, but the patient’s health, smoking status and the patient’s needs for the hand in the short and long term. The amputated part is often only able to be replaced (i.e. replanted) in a small minority of cases. In many cases, there may be need for prolonged therapy and multiple procedures, to achieve the optimal results with regards to appearance, motion, and function.
There are multiple reconstructive options in the period after the injury. Many patients seek consultation to weigh the risks and benefits, and find the best option for them.
Contact us today if you would like to schedule an appointment for examination and to discuss treatment options.