Fingertip Injuries/Amputations

Hand & Wrist Broken Bones & Injuries - Adelaide Orthopaedic Specialist

Fingertip injuries can take many forms – they can come from a sharp cut, a crushing or tearing injury, or (less commonly) by jarring the finger. Fingertip amputations can come from a sharp cut or a strong injury, such as by mishandling power tools or slamming your finger in a car door.

The type of treatment needed will be decided on by your doctor. Your injury may heal on its own with conservative treatments, or may need surgery to mend the damage or attach an amputated part. It’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible after the injury occurs to ensure the best possible results for your recovery.

Dr James McLean provides consultation and various treatments for fingertip injuries and amputations and a wide variety of other hand and wrist conditions in his multiple practice locations in Adelaide and Darwin. With his extensive experience in treating upper limb conditions, he works with his patients to create tailored treatment plans which yield the best possible outcomes for their injuries. Click here for more information on other conditions involving the shoulder, hand, wrist, and elbow which Dr James McLean has a special interest in treating.

This page was adapted from https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases--conditions/fingertip-injuries-and-amputations: click the link to read more about the condition. To find out more about fingertip injuries and amputations or to book a consultation, contact Dr James McLean.

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