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NJ Finger Amputation Surgery

What is a fingertip amputation?

A fingertip amputation is the most common injury of the hand. When a finger is amputated, it is removed or partially removed from the hand resulting from a traumatic injury such as slamming your finger in a door or misusing a knife. The severity of the injury dictates the degree of treatment. These injuries can occur in accidents at work, home or play.

Fingertips are a high concentration of nerves making them extremely sensitive. Without immediate attention, a fingertip amputation can cause issues with hand function and possibly lead to disability or deformity.

How is a fingertip amputation treated?

The primary goal of treatment is to achieve a painless fingertip covered with skin and normal function restored. When an injury such as this occurs, it is imperative to seek medical attention immediately. Treatment of the amputation depends on the extent of injury. The following lists various techniques to repair the finger:

  • Fingertip injury without bone exposure
  • Fingertip injury with exposed bone
  • Fingertip injury with large portion removed from finger

Risk and complications of a fingertip amputation repair

Like any surgery, there is a risk of infection, poor wound healing, hypersensitivity, numbness, stiffness, abnormal nail growth and loss of viability in the amputated part.

When should I seek medical attention for a fingertip amputation injury?

It is imperative to seek medical attention immediately when an injury such as this occurs. Dr. Volshteyn, board certified plastic surgeon, is available for emergencies.

Please call 732-641-3350 and our surgeon will meet you at a local emergency room or our in-office surgical suite pending the severity of your injury and conditions of your insurance plan.

New Jersey Nerve Compression Treatment

What is nerve compression?

Nerve compression is caused by direct pressure on the nerve, known as a trapped nerve. This causes tingling, numbness, and/or a burning sensation around the area affected by its corresponding nerve. These signs and symptoms can occur directly after the injury occurs, hours, or even days after. Pain is not a common symptom of nerve compression.

The most common nerve compression syndrome is carpal tunnel syndrome(add link).

External pressure reduces the flow of blood to the nerve, causing ischemia (insufficient blood flow) which eventually leads to scarring.

How is nerve compression diagnosed?

Nerve compression can be diagnosed solely based on the present symptoms. However, nerve conduction studies are helpful to confirm the diagnosis. The nerve study helps calculate the severity and rule out any involvement of other surrounding nerves.

How is nerve compression treated?

There are several circumstances that can cause nerve compression whether it is due to an injury or an underlying medical condition. Neuropathy caused by medical conditions should be treated directly. For example, if weight gain is the direct cause, then a weight loss program would be appropriate. Other neuropathies such as a carpal tunnel would require surgery to release the entrapped nerve. To find out which treatment plan would be best for your nerve compression, an examination and consultation is recommended.

Call our office at 732-641-3350 and we would be happy to provide any additional information and schedule your consultation with Dr. Volshteyn, our board certified plastic surgeon


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Dr. Boris Volshteyn is a plastic surgeon dedicated to excellence in plastic & reconstructive surgery such as breast augmentation, liposuction, and facelifts. Boris Volshteyn MD plastic surgery offices are located in New York and New Jersey. This website is a plastic surgery resource for viewing before and after photos, and learning about various procedures.

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