Management of Finger Tip Injuries - Our Experience at Tertiary Care Institute

Author(s): Seema Mittal, Dilpreet Singh, Jaskirat Singh Makkar, Kanwarpal Singh, Sanmeet Singh.

Background: A fingertip injury is any soft tissue, nail or bony injury distal to the insertion of the long flexor and extensor tendons of a finger or thumb. It affects all ages; none more so than the working class adults and children. Lacerations are the major type of the injury followed by crush and avulsion injuries.

Aim and Objectives: To evaluate the management and outcome of fingertip injury

Patients and Methods: It is a retrospective study where 100 cases of fingertip injuries were analysed. Study period was between January 2021 to January 2023. Age range varied from 1 year to 55 years. Various reconstructive options were considered. The total duration of treatment varied from 2-6 weeks. Follow up ranged from 2 months to 1 year.

Observation and Results: The age range varied from 1 year to 55 years with male predominance. Various reconstructive procedures were done according to the age, site of injury, type of injury. The finger length, shape, sensation was preserved.

Conclusion: Finger tip plays an important role and fingertip injuries should not be taken lightly as they can result in significant morbidity if poorly treated.

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