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Injury caused by a folding knife!

Injury caused by a folding knife, slicing open the DIP joint of the fifth finger!


Management of finger amputations varies in relation to the number of fingers amputated, the phalangeal level at which the amputation has occurred and the integrity of the soft tissue remaining. If the amputation is extensive, the detached extremity is preserved under sterile and moist conditions for a possible replantation. A soft tissue graft taken from other body parts may be required in case of abundant tissue loss. The goal of surgery is to create a suitable anatomy to eventually fit a finger prosthesis if replantation is not possible.



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