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Finger degloving!

Finger degloving!

Case of a finger degloving as a result of jumping over a fence!

A degloving injury is a type of avulsion in which an extensive section of skin is completely torn off the underlying tissue, severing its blood supply. The entire musculoskeletal unit of the finger is intact, and the patient can often move the parts of his naked hand quite normally. It is named by analogy to the process of removing a glove. Degloving injuries invariably require major surgical interventions.

Treatment options include replantation or revascularization of the degloved skins, or when these are not possible, skin grafts or skin flaps. While the preservation of the extremities and limbs is normally preferred, in some cases, especially digits, amputations may be advised or required.


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