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Nonoperative management of fingertip pulp amputation by occlusive dressings

J W Fox, G T Golden, G Rodeheaver, M T Edgerton, R F Edlich
American Journal of Surgery 1977, 133 (2): 255-6
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Nonoperative management of fingertip pulp amputations has been employed in eighteen adults. After wound cleansing and debridement, the wound was covered by an occlusive dressing. Healing of the amputated fingertip occurred within four weeks. The healed fingertip had an excellent sensory perception, normal range of motion and an acceptable cosmetic appearance. This satisfactory outcome was realized with less than ten days lost from work.

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