Finger amputation is a very traumatic event. The amputation of part of the finger also carries a significant disability and can significantly impair the function of the hand. Furthermore, a finger's stump may form a neuroma or area of a nail that is trapped or a piece of fingernail that penetrates the tissue. Finger stumps that come from amputation for any reason, especially traumatic amputations, can be painful due to improper stump closure surgery and can be accompanied by amputation that is more painful and more severe than those naturally occurring and which also contain the pain we call phantom pain. Phantom pain is actually a representation of the organ in the brain and the pain that the body feels due to the lack of sensory return from the amputated organ. An amputated finger is one example, an amputated leg can lead to this kind of pain as well.
If you have had a finger tip injury and you think there is room to improve the result both functionally and aesthetically we are the address.
A good stump will add to the function and thus the functional disability after a finger or hand amputation will be smaller. The National Insurance Institute and the Ministry of Defense refer only to the location of the amputation in their regulations and do not necessarily refer to the characteristics of the amputation itself. Neither surgical implantation (reconnecting a finger or an amputated hand) or revascularization (microsurgery of blood vessels in a completely uncut section) does not guarantee a good functional outcome. In fact, in a study I did with Dr. Batya Yaffe from the Sheba Hospital Hand Surgery Department, patients who underwent finger amputation and transplantation needed multiple surgeries after the first surgery.
Microsurgical surgery is a complex and excellent solution yet it cannot change the degree of trauma and its effect on the surrounding tissues. Thus, the trauma mechanism will also have an effect on the end result and disability. In fact, cutting a finger or part of it can result in significant disability. If there is hypersensitivity to the stump, significant pain in the area of the amputation, protruding or disruptive nail tissue, I am at your disposal for surgery to repair and design the stump.
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In any case, it is worth remembering that surgery to repair a stump amputated with a finger injury does not guarantee that the pain will disappear, but after a test I can safely assess whether there is room for surgery to repair the amputation or injury.