Traumatic amputation of two or more fingers is a traumatic injury that occurs when a person’s fingers are severed due to direct trauma, such as a crushing injury, a sharp object, or a power tool.
The diagnosis of traumatic amputation of two or more fingers is typically made based on a physical examination and medical history. X-rays may be taken to confirm the diagnosis and to assess any associated bone fractures.
The differential diagnoses for traumatic amputation of two or more fingers include degloving injury, crush injury, laceration injury, and avulsion injury.
Treatment of traumatic amputation of two or more fingers typically involves wound care and surgical reattachment of the amputated digits. If the amputated digits are not reattached, then prosthetics or orthotics may be used to improve function.
The prognosis for traumatic amputation of two or more fingers depends on the severity of the injury, the extent of the amputation, and the quality of medical care. Generally, the prognosis is good if the amputated digits are successfully reattached. If the amputated digits cannot be reattached, then the prognosis is more guarded, but may still be favorable with the use of prosthetics or orthotics.