Saturday, August 19, 2006

Crush Injury


Crush Injury
Originally uploaded by doctorchan.
Sometimes it is better to amputate rather than repair a finger injury in a non dominant non imortant finger. Now this labourer has difficulty working with a unusable finger.

2 Comments:

At 10:45 AM, Blogger cytusm said...

I disagree with you, because, having 5 fingers is at least better than 4 fingers, aesthetically.

 
At 3:37 PM, Blogger Doc said...

But that middle finger doesn't look good, it is floppy and sticks out and gets in the way. Also if you just amputate it, you can recover in 2 weeks and go back to work. If you try to save it, it could mean 3 months without work. If it is the dominant hand or a thumb,yes it is worth saving.

 

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