Fingertip injuries: an update on management.

  title={Fingertip injuries: an update on management.},
  author={Donald H. Lee and Megan E. Mignemi and Samuel N. Crosby},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  volume={21 12},
Injuries to the fingertip are common. The goal of treatment is restoration of a painless, functional digit with protective sensation. The amount of soft-tissue loss, the integrity of the nail bed, and the age and physical demands of the patient should be considered when selecting a treatment method. Some new products are effective for management of injuries to the fingertip. The use of 2-octylcyanoacrylate for nail bed repair is faster than suture repair, with equivalent results reported… CONTINUE READING
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