Finger reattachment or replacement is defined as reattachment of the part that has been completely amputated. Replantation refers to reattachment of a completely severed part, meaning there is no physical connection between the part that has been cut off and the person. Reattachment can be surgically performed for the finger and such other detached body parts, as the hand or arm. Good candidates for this procedure include persons with thumb or multiple digit amputation. Injury to multiple digits is an important patient selection criterion, since in some cases the least damaged digits may be shifted to the least injured or most useful stump. Patient exclusion is neither clear-cut nor absolute.
Treatment and Recovery for a Severed Finger
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I have done two years' full time research into tendon healing in the hand, and have given lectures locally and nationally on tendon healing at various research meetings and review courses for orthopedic surgeons. Tendon repair in the fingers is a very special skill, with a very special history within hand surgery as a specialty. There is no more precise surgery, nor one that requires more cooperation from the patient, especially with the exercises that will be taught to you by a certified hand therapist. I hope that this material that I have written helps you. Tendons are tissues that connect muscles to bone, allowing the force of the muscles to move the joints. A ligament is different, connecting a bone to a bone; its cells are different from the cells of a tendon, so there are other differences besides just what it connects to what.
Tendon repair of the hand is surgery to repair damaged or divided tendons. Most tendon damage is caused by cuts to the hands from glass or knives. Tendons are tough cords of tissue that connect muscles to bones. When you contract tighten a group of muscles, the attached tendons will pull on certain bones, allowing you to make a wide range of physical movements. Tendon repair of the hand is necessary when one or more tendons in your hand are divided or ruptured split , leading to loss of normal hand movements.
Injuries to the fingertips are common in accidents at home, at work, and at play. They can occur when a fingertip slams in a car door; while chopping vegetables; or even when clearing debris from a lawnmower or snowblower. Fingertip injuries can be crushing, tearing lacerating , or amputating injuries to the tips of fingers and thumbs.