Dr. Tilman Stasch
Vitality Fountain Clinic
Suite 6B – GROSVENOR
+254 725 045 705
+254 714 144 000
Fingertip injuries can occur in accidents at home, work, or when in nature riding a horse, climbing a fence or fighting off wild animals. An injury can involve a sharp cut, a crushing injury, a tearing injury, or a combination of these injury types. An amputation can result from slamming your finger in a car door or catching your ring on a hook or nail.
An injury or amputation can damage any part of the fingertip, including the:
Your fingertips are rich with nerves and are extremely sensitive. Without prompt and proper treatment, a fingertip injury can cause problems with hand function, and may even result in permanent deformity or disability. To ensure the best outcome, it is important to have Dr Stasch examine your finger or thumb after an injury.
The aim of treating the fingertip injury is to have a pain-free finger that is covered by healthy skin and functions normally. We will always try to preserve the length and appearance of your finger.
Treatment for a fingertip injury or amputation depends on the angle of the cut and the extent of the injury. In Dr Staschs long handsurgical experience, it has shown that less is often more in order to allow the finger to heal perfectly.
We will assess your injury and advise on the way forward – wether it will involve surgical reconstruction or conservative occlusive dressing therapy.
This type of surgery reattaches a body part, such as a finger, hand, or toe, which has been completely cut or severed from the body. The goal is to restore as much function as possible. Replantation uses microsurgery which Dr Stasch performs at the Aga Khan University Hospital. This is a complex type of surgery that uses tiny tools and is done under magnification using a microscope. In most cases, more than one surgery may be needed.
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