Traumatic amputation of the thumb is a traumatic injury which may be caused by a variety of causes including motor vehicle accidents, industrial accidents, and other traumatic events.
Diagnosis of traumatic amputation of the thumb is made based on the physical examination and history of the injury. Radiographic imaging such as X-rays and CT scans may be used to confirm the diagnosis.
Differential diagnosis of traumatic amputation of the thumb includes crush injury, degloving injury, and avulsion injury.
Treatment of traumatic amputation of the thumb includes surgically reattaching the amputated thumb or reconstructing the thumb with a prosthetic device.
The prognosis of traumatic amputation of the thumb is generally good with proper treatment and rehabilitation. With proper care and rehabilitation, most patients can regain full use of their hand and thumb.