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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 163-168

Fingertip injuries

Department of Burns, Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Sanjay Saraf
Dept. of Plastic Surgery, NMC Specialty Hospital, Dubai, UAE

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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5413.32051

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Background: Fingertip injuries are extremely common. Out of the various available reconstructive options, one needs to select an option which achieves a painless fingertip with durable and sensate skin cover. The present analysis was conducted to evaluate the management and outcome of fingertip injuries. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective study of 150 cases of fingertip Injuries of patients aged six to 65 years managed over a period of two years. Various reconstructive options were considered for the fingertip lesions greater than or equal to 1 cm 2 . The total duration of treatment varied from two to six weeks with follow-up from two months to one year. Results: The results showed preservation of finger length and contour, retention of sensation and healing without significant complication. Conclusion: The treatment needs to be individualized and all possible techniques of reconstruction must be known to achieve optimal recovery.

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