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Posted by: maddy | 2007/11/26

amputated small finger

traumatic amputation to small finger - top digit bitten clean off by dog.
please advise approximate healing time and usage of finger? a v-y surgery was performed and all looks ok exept for a small area that nis infected - on antibiotics but still inpain after 7 days
what can i expect?

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Hi Maddy
It will take about 6 weeks to heal, the end of the finger may be very sensitive for a few months and you may only start using it "normally" after about 3 months as the nerve ends and bone are still raw.
Dr Bets

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