Fingertip Amputations Overview
What are fingertip amputations?
A person with a fingertip amputation has lost a part of the fingertip, caused by an injury. Amputations may involve the skin, the nail, tissue beneath the skin, or bone.
What are the symptoms of fingertip amputations?
Symptoms of a fingertip amputation include loss of tissue, laceration, finger pain, fingernail injury, and subungual hematoma.
How does the doctor treat fingertip amputations?
Treatment for a fingertip amputation depends on the severity of the injury. Treatment for a fingertip amputation may include wound cleansing, wound irrigation, tetanus vaccine, antibiotics, surgery, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
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