Semi-occlusive dressing for the treatment of fingertip amputations with exposed bone: quantity and quality of soft-tissue regeneration.

@article{Hoign2014SemiocclusiveDF,
  title={Semi-occlusive dressing for the treatment of fingertip amputations with exposed bone: quantity and quality of soft-tissue regeneration.},
  author={Dominik Hoign{\'e} and Urs Hug and Maja Sch{\"u}rch and Martino Meoli and Urs von Wartburg},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery, European volume},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={
          505-9
        }
}
Nineteen fingertip amputations with exposed bone were treated with a semi-occlusive dressing. The quantity and quality of the regenerated soft tissue was examined. In all 19 fingers there was sufficient uncomplicated healing such that secondary surgical procedures were not needed. At follow-up 6-18 months after the injury, soft tissue thickness around the bone of the distal phalanx measured 6.0 mm (SD 1.6) on the palmar aspect (opposite side 7.0 mm (SD 0.8)) and 4.2 mm (SD 1.7) distally… CONTINUE READING
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