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Indian J Orthop. 2007 Apr;41(2):163-8. doi: 10.4103/0019-5413.32051.

Fingertip injuries.

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Department of Burns, Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Fingertip injuries are extremely common. Out of the various available reconstructive options, one needs to select an option which achieves a painless fingertip with durable and sensate skin cover. The present analysis was conducted to evaluate the management and outcome of fingertip injuries.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

This is a retrospective study of 150 cases of fingertip Injuries of patients aged six to 65 years managed over a period of two years. Various reconstructive options were considered for the fingertip lesions greater than or equal to 1 cm(2). The total duration of treatment varied from two to six weeks with follow-up from two months to one year.

RESULTS:

The results showed preservation of finger length and contour, retention of sensation and healing without significant complication.

CONCLUSION:

The treatment needs to be individualized and all possible techniques of reconstruction must be known to achieve optimal recovery.

KEYWORDS:

Avulsed fingertip; fingertip injuries; fingertip lacerations

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