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Re-implantation of a Degloving Amputation of Distal Index Finger Caused by Fireworks: A Case Report and Literature Review

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.257
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567–9
ABSTRACT
 
Amputations associated with fireworks are customarily treated by stump revision resulting in permanent disability. In this case report, we present an eight-year old boy who suffered an amputation of his right distal index finger at the level of the epiphyseal disk with degloving injury of the amputated finger caused by fireworks. Successful re-implantation was achieved. Two-year follow-up revealed fair cosmesis and acceptable functional and aesthetic recovery though the free distal phalanx had been absorbed completely. Re-implantation of a degloving amputation finger caused by fireworks is possible and can provide good distal soft tissue coverage and recovery of sensory and motor functions.
 
Accepted: 
25 Sep, 2012
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e-Published: 22 Nov, 2013
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