[Treatment of fingertip amputation with semiocclusive dressing]

H-G Damert, S Altmann
Der Unfallchirurg 2012, 115 (9): 798-801

BACKGROUND: Finger injuries are particularly challenging with respect to function and aesthetics. Flap surgery of the hand is technically demanding and can cause large defects if incorrectly performed.

METHOD: Semiocclusive dressing, as described by Mennen and Wiese in 1993 is a simple and well-established method for treating fingertip amputations and soft tissue defects. The method is based on the principle of a moist chamber and is a good conservative option for treating these defects with respect to both function and aesthetics.

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