Distal Fingertip Amputations: Local Wound Care
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An 11-year-old right hand dominant male presents with a left thumb transverse fingertip amputation. Radiographs do not reveal any evidence of bony injury. The patient is treated with local wound care. At 6 weeks, the wound has healed by secondary intention. At his 6 month follow-up evaluation, he has a good cosmetic and functional outcome.