What is fingertip amputation?
Fingertip amputation is the most common form of injuries. An injury, or amputation, involves a sharp cut, smashing injury, a tearing (lacerating) injury, or a combination of all these.
Fingertip amputation can also result from slamming the finger in a door. An amputation can damage the following parts of the finger:
- Skin and soft tissue
- The bone of the fingertip (phalanx)
- Nail and underlying nailbed
Fingertips are rich in nerve supply and are extremely sensitive. Hence, fingertip amputation should be treated promptly to prevent finger deformity or disability