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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgerySeton Hall/St. Joseph’s Regional Medical CenterPatersonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryNemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for ChildrenWilmingtonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer M. Ty
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic Surgery OrthopedicsAlfred I. duPont Hospital for ChildrenWilmingtonUSA

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