Conservative treatment of digit amputations

C J Bossley
New Zealand Medical Journal 1975 December 10, 82 (553): 379-80
A conservative regime for distal digit amputations allowing healing under vaseline gauze has much to recommend it, being simple and allowing rapid healing with few complications. Secondary distal amputations for gangrene and sepsis also heal rapidly if left open. A consecutive series of 55 amputations treated in this way is described.

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