Common Conditions:
Finger Amputations

December 2013
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Finger Amputations

Injuries to the fingertips are common in accidents at home, work, and play. They can occur when the fingertip slams in a car door, chopping vegetables, or when clearing debris from a lawnmower or snow blower. In the case of a fingertip amputation, gently clean the amputated part with water (preferably saline), cover it in a gauze wrap, put it in a watertight bag and place the bag on ice. Do not put the amputated part directly in ice as this could further damage it. The goal of treatment is to replant the finger if feasible.

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