Fingertip Injuries

Diagnosis, Management and Reconstruction

  • Leo M. Rozmaryn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Jaimie T. Shores
    Pages 1-9
  3. Leo M. Rozmaryn
    Pages 11-55
  4. Nicole Z. Sommer, M. Colin Rymer, Ryan W. Schmucker
    Pages 57-72
  5. David H. Wei, Robert J. Strauch
    Pages 73-81
  6. David T. Netscher, J.B. Stephenson IV
    Pages 97-114
  7. Margaret A. Porembski, Thomas P. Lehman, Ghazi M. Rayan
    Pages 115-129
  8. Luis R. Scheker, Fernando Simon Polo, Francisco J. Aguilar
    Pages 131-148
  9. Kevin J. Malone, Roderick B. Jordan, Bram Kaufman
    Pages 149-159
  10. Matthew E. Koepplinger
    Pages 161-174
  11. Sandra Lea Austin
    Pages 175-188
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 189-191

About this book


Focusing exclusively on the various categories of injury to the fingertip – the most common orthopedic injury seen in the ER – this book covers anatomy, physiology, mechanisms of injury, treatment options and outcomes, and possible complications stemming from these treatments. Management strategies discussed in this book range from simple splinting to complex microvascular reconstruction, open reduction internal fixation (ORIF), complex nail reconstruction, decompression of high pressure injection injuries, local and regional flap reconstructions, and free tissue transfers for fingertip coverage. Additional topics include the management of fingertip burns (thermal, chemical and electrical, and frostbite) as well as special considerations in pediatric fingertip injuries and rehabilitation strategies. It will be an essential reference for orthopedic and hand surgeons, as well as plastic, trauma and emergency surgeons and their staff at work in the ER.


Degloving injury Digital nerve Distal phalanx Fingertip amputation Fingertip burn Fingertip injury Flap reconstruction Free tissue transfer Mallet injury Microsurgery Nail apparatus Nailbed injury Replantation Seymour fracture

Editors and affiliations

  • Leo M. Rozmaryn
    • 1
  1. 1.Uniformed Services University Health Sciences CenterRockvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-13226-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-13227-3
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