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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.



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.


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.


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


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


Avulsed fingertip; fingertip injuries; fingertip lacerations

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