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Secondary healing of fingertip amputations: a review

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Most literature on fingertips reviews new surgical techniques of coverage while many surgeons prefer the results of secondary healing. This article reviews the current best evidence and concepts about secondary healing in fingertip injuries.

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Emily M. Krauss declares that she has no conflict of interest.

Donald H. Lalonde declares that he has no conflict of interest.

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Krauss, E.M., Lalonde, D.H. Secondary healing of fingertip amputations: a review. HAND 9, 282–288 (2014) doi:10.1007/s11552-014-9663-5

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Keywords

  • Fingertip amputation
  • Fingertip injury
  • Fingertip secondary healing
  • Conservative management of fingertip injury